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2017 Fast Pitch Participants ANNOUNCED!

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SVP Tucson is thrilled to announce our class of 2017 Fast Pitch Participants

We welcome all of our 2017 participants into our SVP family. With the support of their Mentors, each of these individuals will create a three-minute pitch for their organization or program. Seven selected finalists will share their pitch on stage at our Fast Pitch event on Thursday Nov. 9. Tickets go on sale for this event on Thursday Sept. 14 and both previous events sold out so get your tickets early!

  • Abbie School – Jennifer Moore, Director of Public Relations and Service Development
  • Coyote TaskForce – Mindy Bernstein, Executive Director
  • Earn to Learn– Barbara Radford, Marketing and Development Coordinator
  • GAP Ministries, Culinary Training Program – John Hohn, Executive Chef of GAP Kitchen and Lead Instructor for GAP Culinary Training Program
  • Higher Ground a Resource Center – Rob Lester, Director of Development and Community Relations, SVP Investee
  • Homicide Survivors, Inc.–  Liz Martinez,  Victim’s Advocate
  • JFCS of Southern Arizona, Project Safe Place–  Liz Hernandez,  Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Junior Achievement of Arizona–  Chuck Zaepfel, District Director
  • Linkages – Hailey Thoman, Executive Director
  • Literacy Connects, Stories that Soar! –  Sean Cronin,  Arts Integration Coordinator
  • OPCS –  Marya Wheeler, Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • St. Luke’s Home–  L’Don Sawyer,  Chief Executive Officer
  • Sunnyside Unified School District, Teenage Parent Program–  Monica Luna, Program Specialist/Teacher
  • The Florence Project – Amalia Luxardo, Development & Research Director
  • The Symphony Women’s Association, Tucson Youth Music Center–  Pat Young, Board of Directors
  • Watershed Management Group, River Run Network–  Lisa Shipek, Executive Director
  • Youth On Their Own (YOTO) – Daniela Zasa, Program Manager


  1. Cindi Gilliland

    Congratulations SVP for selecting another great group of organizations to work with! Keep up the good work.

  2. Paloma L. Santiago

    Woohoo! Can’t wait to watch this program unfold this year. Congratulations to all the participants, this is a life changing event for all of you!

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