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SVP Origin Story

It was 1994, and Paul Brainerd was out of a job. He had just sold his software company, Aldus Corporation, to Adobe. PageMaker, the desktop publishing program his company created, had revolutionized printing and publishing—and left him an unexpected millionaire. Read More »

SVP Dallas Impact Spotlight: Deep Vellum

Thank you to SVP Dallas Partners Bob Appel, Jennifer Owen, George Ellis, Bob Wright, James Sackey, with support from Neely Duncan for investing their time with Deep Vellum from June 2021 - January 2022. The team spent a total of 240 cumulative hours on capacity building for Deep Vellum. Read More »

2021 End of Year Nonprofit Investee Grants

During the last weeks of 2021, SVP Dallas Partners chose two Emeritus Advisee organizations to support with a combined $40,000 in Nonprofit Investee grants. A subcommittee of the PRC made up of Partners Katherine Glaze Lyle, Gwen Echols, Dick Evans, and Sherri Wolfe reviewed applications from Emeritus Advisees and decided to award grants to Mosaic Family Services and Oasis Center, both first-time applicants. Read More »

Prisma Garcia Reflects on Time at SVP Dallas

Colleagues, friends, and all those I have met during my time at SVP Dallas, As you have likely heard by now, my [...] Read More »

Working Together to Do Better

By: Nikki Graham, Bank of America Austin Market President bigBANG! has come at a critical time. This year's theme, Equity in Action: The Next 100 Years!, provides all of us the opportunity to learn, discuss, and create actionable items to build a better and more equitable future. This year has been unlike any of us have experienced in our lifetimes. The health and humanitarian crisis has challenged cities across the nation while exposing long-standing discrimination. Read More »

DJR Graduate Kayla Marshall presents at International Conference: Do Good Better 

Kayla Marshall, 2017 graduate of the Dana Juett Residency, presented at the 28th Annual International Conference [...] Read More »

Social Innovation Luncheon Series

Our Social Innovation Luncheon Series focuses on current topics affecting our community. The five informative and inspiring sessions occur February through September. Events and education sessions are a great way to dig into a new topic, get to know Social Venture Partners Dallas, or meet others who share your interests. See what we are doing this year. Read More »

Trinity River Mission

The Trinity River Mission (TRM) purpose is impressive. It is a volunteer-based, community learning center that promotes literacy, encourages academic success, and develops effective life skills among disadvantaged youth in West Dallas. TRM is a safe haven that provides homework help, tutoring, mentoring, and a support network of parents, teachers, volunteers, and TRM staff. This program reduces the risk of delinquent behavior and increases the likelihood that the students will stay and thrive in school. The numbers speak for themselves as 95% of the students pass to the next grade, 98% of students graduate, and an average of 80% of the students enroll in college directly out of high school. Read More »

Little Green Book of Venture Philanthropy

For anyone wanting to make a difference - from the executive director to the weekend fundraiser to the new breed of donor-investor - this little green book will empower and inspire non-profits and their partners to have fun and change the world together. Read More »

Mi Escuelita Preschool

Mi Escuelita is a nonprofit preschool that prepares young, economically disadvantaged children from all cultures for a “successful school experience.” Their goal is to teach non-English speaking children English prior to entering school in an effort to lessen the need for ESL classes. They also teach the children life skills that will better prepare them for their educational experiences. Read More »