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SVP Chicago Announces 2019 Fast Pitch Cohort

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SVP Chicago’s two-month Fast Pitch program is underway! Fifteen nonprofit leaders are working with their SVP coaches to hone their pitch in hopes of securing one of the eight finalist spots for the showcase event on April 30, from 6-8:30 pm at Uptake, 600 W Chicago.


This year’s cohort includes:

Brave Initiatives, Jen Giacchino

BUILD, Inc., Andy Wade

Cara Chicago, Maria Kim

Chicago Eco House, Ben Anderson

Data Foundation, Inc., Larry E. Roberts Jr.

Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.), Gail Schechter

Latino Union of Chicago, Analia Rodriguez

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, Mark Swartz

Lost Boyz Inc., LaVonte Stewart

Mikva Challenge, Michelle Morales

Plant Chicago, Jonathan Pereira

Playworks Illinois, Colleen Harvey

The Gray Matter Experience, Britney Robbins

Traffick Free, Inc., Laura Ng

UpBeat Music and Arts, Scott Barbeau


These inspiring leaders will compete for $40,000 in cash and pro bono service prizes. Join us to be wowed by the impact that these nonprofits are making in Chicagoland!


Tickets are now on sale!