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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 day when all kids receive an excellent education and all people live and work in a healthy environment.

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    "What makes Denise Louie very special is its focus on multi-cultural education," says board member Joan Duffel. "This organization says to kids, 'your home language, your family is important.'" Step into a classroom at the Denise Louie Education Center to see how their unique program helps kids get a great start in school and learn how SVP fits in.

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    “I wanted to do something that was really using my talents,” says SVP Partner Sandra Andrews. “And I literally raised my hand and said ‘is there a project I can be part of?’ And this one came up that was a really great fit.” Hear how Sandra and Team Read Executive Director Maureen Massey leveraged SVP to help tell Team Read’s story through the web.

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    I had interrupted their normal session and each student occupied different corners of the room, their books and notes sprawled across work tables. Sitting in a lone seat at the front of the class, I was acutely aware of the uncomfortable distance between us.

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    In the last couple of months, SVP has welcomed 17 new Partners. We are delighted to introduce folks like Mary Lynne Poole, who aims to give back to her community by providing technical and artistic services that otherwise could not be afforded. We are also excited to announce six new corporate Partners that have joined SVP since December!

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    Featured Events

    Impact Live! SVP’s Spring Meeting

    June 7, 2016 5:30 pm

    See, hear about, and – most importantly – take part in SVP’s impact! President, Lisa Nitze will share what we’ve achieved together and lead us into an interactive evening modeled after our popular Think Tankathon. You'll stretch your creative muscles in real-time problem-solving while getting to know SVP Investees and Partners.

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    Prospective Partners Reception

    June 16, 2016 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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