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Going Beyond Philanthropy

SVP is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.

We connect people who want to give back and the nonprofits that make change possible – cultivating effective philanthropists and strong organizations that deliver greater impact, together.

Side by side, we will reach a community where all kids receive an excellent education and all people live and work in a healthy environment.

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    SVP Investee Equal Opportunity Schools was recently featured in Fast Company as an “Innovation Agent.” Across the country EOS has helped to enroll and support 10,000 missing students in challenging college-preparatory courses – leveling the playing field for low-income and minority students.

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    In December, SVP Investee Open Arms attended the White House Summit on Early Education. Their Senior Advisor, Sheila Capestany was the featured speaker at the National Early Childhood Leaders Dinner. She spoke of birth and possibilities, and the ways care providers, policy makers, funders, and citizens can ensure a great start for every child.

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    I have a challenge for you. And don’t worry, I’m not going to ask you to do anything I wouldn’t do. In fact, it’s really a challenge for me that I want to share with you. Right before the end of the year, I had a moment where I failed to help someone and it continues to bother me. So, in 2015, I will hesitate less. I will reach out more. I will find small moments to stretch myself. Will you join me?

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    "We give mainly because we believe there are problems that are important enough to set aside our own needs and give to society -- and SVP is a fantastic way to do that." Partner Nancy Cannon O'Connell from San Diego shares why she joined SVP and how it changed her life forever.

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    Featured Events

    Prospective Partners Luncheon

    February 12, 2015 12:00 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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    SVP Spring Gathering & Leadership Retreat

    April 20, 2015

    Join current and rising leaders from Seattle and around SVP's global network to for a day-long retreat in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. You'll tackle tough questions and walk away with relevant tools, actionable ideas, and the skills to grow beyond transactional leadership.

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