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Meet Fast Pitch 2016 Judge Janet Levinger

Posted by Sujata Agrawal

Janet Levinger is a Social Impact Leader in the Seattle area and has been an SVP partner since 1997. She served on the SVP Seattle board from 2009-2015 and was its board chair for two years. She currently chairs the Outreach Committee and serves on the Diversity, Cultural Competency, and Equity Committee.

Janet is Fund Development and Communications Chair of Thrive Washington, which focuses on ensuring all children in Washington State are ready for success in school. She is immediate past chair of the League of Education Voters Foundation and is a founder of and immediate past board chair of Eastside Pathways. Additionally, she serves on the boards of The Seattle Foundation and the Center for Reproductive Rights. She was appointed to the King County Children and Youth Advisory board. She has previously served on the boards of United Way King County, the Foundation for Early Learning, Child Care Resources, the Children’s Alliance, and Bellevue Schools Foundation.

Janet worked in high tech for 16 years. She has experience in marketing and communications, fundraising, board governance, strategic planning, and training and development. She earned her BA in English with honors at Brown University.

“Fast Pitch is really exciting because it is so transformational for our innovators. They learn to think about their program in a very different way than they have before. So it’s not just about giving pitches, but how to think strategically and what messaging do you need to sell your program to the broader community. And you see these innovators, over the course of four months, actually transform – what they say, how they say and how they think about their program.”