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What I Learned From Being a Lead Partner by Denise Ratchford

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December of 2019 marked the close of a three-year grant and partnership that SVP enjoyed with Fashion & Compassion (F&C).  I learned a lot during these three years-about myself, about SVP and about Charlotte.  As a result, I have grown a lot during this time and am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the […] Read More »

Toast to the Twenty Success!

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Our Journey with SVP: Fashion & Compassion

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Lead Partner Perspective Over the last three years, SVP Partner Denise Ratchford has served as Lead Partner for Fashion & Compassion. Lead Partners are the primary liaisons between SVP and our Investees, managing volunteer projects and advocating on their behalf.
  At our annual Partner meeting, Denise shared the outcomes of our investment with Fashion & […] Read More »

The Journey to Housing-Commonwealth Charlotte

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Beginning with a conversation In September, SVP Charlotte hosted its first book study of Evicted written by Matthew Desmond.  The story follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads.  Guests Adrienne and Emmanuel Threatt of Hope Vibes joined in the discussion to share their prospective of how lack […] Read More »

Announcing the SEED20 Class of 2020!

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Over the last nine years, SVP has had the opportunity to foster social entrepreneurship in Charlotte. We are thrilled to announce the SEED20 Class of 2020!   Attach Families, Inc. Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation City Startup Labs El Puente Hispano Emerge-The Art of Leadership Feeding Charlotte Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte The Hope House Foundation iSpeak […] Read More »

The Power of Giving-Direct Service

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Giving Your Time GenOne partners with talented, first-generation students from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them successfully navigate to and through college.  As an Investee of SVP, GenOne has worked with several Partners in direct services projects. Board Members During GenOne’s transition from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools program to independent 501c3, six SVP Partners joined the newly formed GenOne […] Read More »

The Power of Giving Time-Strategic Planning

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Being an SVP Partner means more than giving financially What if strategic thinking brings you joy?  Henry Lander, an SVP Partner, has shared his acumen for developing SMART goals and measurable objectives with several SVP Investees.  This year, his work with Profound Gentlemen (PG) helped create lasting impact for the organization. Creating a School and […] Read More »