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Linda Springer

Linda Springer is a retired adjunct instructor of leadership and management in the graduate nonprofit management program at the Mandel School of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland.

Linda served ten years as executive director of the Cleveland affiliate of Social Venture Partners, a global network of engaged donors who provide customized pro bono consulting to nonprofits.

Linda brought to SVP experience in creating and managing programs in alumni and donor relations at CWRU and Lake Ridge Academy. Early careers include nursing and managing a gallery selling work by Ohio artisans.

Linda earned an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at CWRU and has taken graduate courses at CWRU’s Mandel Center for Nonprofit Management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mount Mercy College preceded by studies at Valparaiso University.

Linda serves on the board of Cleveland’s Magnolia Clubhouse, an organization that provides purpose and opportunity to men and women who live with mental illness, and she remains active in Social Venture Partners.


A 15th Anniversary Retrospective

A 15th Anniversary Retrospective from our first two Executive Directors – David Wittkowsky (in red) and Linda Springer (in blue): What drew you to SVP Cleveland initially? How did you hear about us? Read More »