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2017 Fast Pitch Participants ANNOUNCED!

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/ Founding Board Member
  • 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
  • Old Pueblo Community Services –  Marya Wheeler, Chairman of the Board of Directors, SVP Investee
  • 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, First Vice President, Fund Development
  • Watershed Management Group, River Run Network–  Lisa Shipek Executive Director
  • Youth On Their Own (YOTO) – Daniela Zasa, Program Manager

Special Note: An SVP Investee is a nonprofit organization selected by Social Venture Partners to received support in the form of time, money and expertise for up to three years. Current SVP Investees are encouraged to have a member of their organization go through the Fast Pitch program. These organizations are not eligible to be Fast Pitch Finalists.  


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