The generosity of our Partners fuels our community impact.
SVP Investor Partners believe in the potential for transformative change in our community. They commit their money, skills and influence to make it happen, and they find they are transformed in the process. Does that sound intriguing to you? Get acquainted with SVP Portland by clicking on a member below.
Paula joins the SVP Board of Directors through her participation in SVP’s Rising Leaders for Social Change program. As the National Vice President of Development for Stand for Children, Paula comes to the board with more than 15 years of Development leadership and contemporary perspectives on nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Read More »
Nadya Okamoto was integral to starting SVPY, and is known for her leadership as the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization PERIOD. She is also the co-founder, spokesperson, and Director of National Outreach for the post-partisan media platform, E Pluribus. Read More »
As a California licensed attorney and business woman, I used to spend my days in high technology start-up companies wearing many hats. Today, my profession is a full-time mother and I feel very blessed to have this opportunity. Now that both my children are in school, I'm gearing up for my next professional adventure. Read More »
The specific areas of focus at SVPP have changed over the years I’ve been a member, but no matter what we tackle I love the selfless generosity and results that come from our volunteer time and dollars. Read More »
Personally, I find it very interesting and rewarding to sit between the funding community and the nonprofit community. Everyone’s hearts are in the right place, but there are often very real barriers in the language and approach used on either side of the table. Read More »
The fellow Partners and staff at SVP recognized potential within me to step into roles I might not otherwise have considered. As a result I have found my skills and interests expanding as well. You might say I am undergoing my own personal form of “next stage growth.” Read More »
Larry joined SVP out of the conviction that well managed and strategic non-profit activity at the community level is the best answer to the rapidly accumulating blind spots around poverty, violence, neglect, and abuse. Read More »
The best part about your involvement in SVP is that I am more sensitive to people's needs and their everyday challenges. By helping them in some way I feel I am contributing to their well-being. Read More »
As a Founding Partner, I am so proud of the effort we made to figure out how to do what we were trying to do. I'm more aware of the community and the issues facing many of us because of SVP. Read More »
I feel with SVP there is a group of individuals with like-minded social service goals, and the teamwork to accomplish things I could not do myself. As opposed to feeling helpless, I feel more empowered to make a difference here in Portland. Read More »
Ken joined out Board in 2013 not long after both he and his wife Sarah became SVP Partners. Before recently moving to Portland, Ken was co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Deltek, Inc., a large software company based in Northern Virginia. In his current, full-time career in philanthropy he... Read More »