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Partners in the News

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Several SVPAZ partners have been highlighted in some recent local news stories. Congratulations to Amy, Trevor and Christy & Daryl for the recognition. Amy Armstrong was recently highlighted in KNOW Phoenix, an annual publication featuring 100+ dynamic women from virtually every industry. The women featured are a compilation of proven leaders, high producers, and rising stars. […] Read More »

Ed Pitch Boot Camp a Success!

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According to folklore, college students and Saturday mornings are two things that rarely intersect. But not so for the Ed Pitch finalists on Saturday, February 10! Each of the finalists was on hand bright and early at the SVPAZ Ed Pitch Boot Camp. Boot Camp provided an opportunity for the students to work with experts […] Read More »

Ed Pitch Boot Camp to Feature Storytelling Experts

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Boot Camp for each of the Ed Pitch finalist teams is coming up on Saturday, February 10. The full day event will give the student teams the chance to work with partners to hone their presentations and strengthen their storytelling skills. We are asking for partner volunteers to serve as team coaches. Coaches will participate […] Read More »

SVP Impact: Your Investment at Work – BLOOM365

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When Donna Bartos presented Go Purple (now called BLOOM365) at Fast Pitch in 2012, the organization had a lot of programs, activities and traction, but needed infrastructure and guidance on how to scale their impact. Donna notes that over the last five years as an SVP Investee, BLOOM365 has been “laser focused [on] our mission, […] Read More »

2018 Think-Tank-A-Thon Offers Great Exchange of Ideas

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With more than 20 partners and guests in attendance, SVPAZ’s 2018 Think-Tank-A-Thon, held at SVP’s offices on Tuesday, January 9, offered investees and grant recipients the opportunity to take advantage to SVPAZ’s partner network. Investees and grantees shared the following challenges they are looking to address: TigerMountain Foundation – finding a seasoned agri-scape expert who can […] Read More »

Meet Our Newest Members of Staff

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The new year has brought some more new faces to the SVPAZ staff. I am pleased to introduce Stephen Calderón and Lori Hansen. Stephen joins us temporarily to assist with SVP operations until we are able to add a permanent member of staff. Stephen comes to SVP with a social service and higher education fundraising background.  Majoring […] Read More »

SVP 101 – Reflections on the Grant Making Process

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Partner Tom Callinan recently reflected on his journey through the SVP 101 program and the grant making process. Tom, along with new Partners Laura Armstrong, Linda Baer, and Maura Goldsberry, ended up granting $2,500 to the Nagi Foundation. Founder Shelia Iyengar participated in the 2017 Fast Pitch program as a finalist – and ended up […] Read More »