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It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together they will help build communities able to solve our most entrenched problems.

That’s SVP. A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose.

Helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions – we make connections that make a difference. Connections that unleash potential.

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    Did you know that SVP has more than 550 Partners in Washington and more than 3000 worldwide? And there are new people joining all the time! Between March and June of this year, 37 people (like Ian Hudson pictured here) became SVP Seattle Partners. Follow the link below to meet some of them!

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    One of the fun parts of working at SVP is hearing about all the great stuff our Partners are doing out in the community. Here is just a sprinkling of news from five of our Partners, starting with Cikeithia Pugh who received a SOAR Community Achievement Award for her contributions to early childhood literacy!

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    Okay, I’m totally dating myself (and subjecting you to bad puns), but I can’t help it. Whenever Lisa Bontje and Lisa Merrill are on a photo shoot, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam just pops into my head! And while SOME of you might debate the brilliance of 80’s gems like “Lost in Emotion” and “Head to Toe,” you simply cannot miss the vibrancy of the students captured by Lisa and Lisa in a photo shoot with College Access Now!

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    Many of you know that one year ago, this Saturday, we lost a great Partner, friend, community leader, and family man, Bill Henningsgaard. We also lost three young people, two in their home in Connecticut, Sade and Madisyn …. and Bill and Susan’s 17-year old son, Max.

    I already knew a lot about Bill, but at a smaller family memorial last August 15th I learned so much more about Max. And what I learned most powerfully about and from Max was simply this … what each of us does on this earth matters, sometimes it matters a whole lot, often when we don’t know it … and just a few minutes can matter so much that it alters the course of a person’s life.

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    Discover how SVP Investees are knocking down barriers for kids in our community in this 3 minute video! It features the great work of our graduating Investees Powerful Schools, Vietnamese Friendship Association, Thrive by Five Washington, Summer Search and Communities In Schools of Washington.

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    Featured Events

    Prospective Partners Reception

    September 23, 2014 6:30 pm

    Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Join us to explore how SVP can connect you with others on that same journey!

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    Audacious Philanthropy: SVP’s Annual Network-Wide Conference

    October 16, 2014 4:00 pm

    What better way to experience the power of 3000 engaged philanthropists than meeting some of them in person? This two-day conference includes inspiring speakers, excellent workshops and tons of opportunities to meet SVP Partners from around the world!

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    SVP Fast Pitch Finals

    October 28, 2014 4:30 pm

    Please join us in supporting the hard work of our 14 Fast Pitch finalists who will pitch their great ideas for good live at McCaw Hall! Finalists will pitch a panel of eminent judges and impact investors to win a portion of up to $250,000 of grants and investments. Pitches are fascinating, well-delivered, and quick – you’ll wonder where the time went!

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