With more than 3,500 members from Boston to Bangalore, SVP is the world’s largest network of engaged philanthropists.
In the DFW Metroplex we have over 200 Social Venture Partners. They range from filmmakers to financial managers, from nonprofit leaders to corporate veterans, and from foundation executives to people just beginning to explore their giving potential.
If you want to make a difference – and a bigger difference then you could alone – you’ll want to meet these folks.
Every story is different, but each is fueled by a series of connections. That’s the beauty of the SVP network. You never know who will take your impact to the next level.
Meet Just A Few of Our Partners…
A Fortune 100 senior executive, Rick Ramirez’ career has spanned more than fifteen years in the media and entertainment industry covering general market and targeted / multicultural markets. He has held management positions in the areas of marketing, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, public affairs, business and content development, business and legal affairs, and sales. As a marketing executive, Rick has extensive experience targeting the Hispanic, African American, Asian American, Urban and Faith Based consumer segments with a strategic focus on digital and social media customer engagement. While at Warner Bros. and Fox, he successfully pioneered many “industry first” marketing and business initiatives to maximize revenue potential for their products, programs, and services from the multicultural/targeted consumer base and to also address complex, sensitive issues involving communities of color. Read More »
When not tickling the ivories, Bob is an attorney, enterprise strategist, community activist, and teacher. Thirty-eight years ago, Bob began his legal career at Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C., where he specialized in leveraged buyouts, M&A, and bank regulatory law. In 2000, Bob began a run as General Counsel for three software companies – two public and one private – directing their worldwide legal affairs and, ultimately, their sale. In between versions, Bob played games – as in organized, built, ran, and sold three computer game companies. Read More »
James has two decades of experience in consulting services at EY. He works with large, multi-national clients solving business problems with a focus on innovation and disruptive technologies. Walton has significant experience across several industries including consumer, advanced manufacturing & mobility, and technology. He has led complex programs and engagements across Risk, Finance, IT and Operations functions and brings a specific focused on data, analytics, intelligent automation and blockchain. Read More »
Matt moved to Dallas in 2019 with his wife and two young girls after living in San Francisco for 25+ years. During his career, he was an early executive at media companies such as Marvel Entertainment and Roblox as well as a CFO for various stage tech startups. Since leaving his surfboard and skis in CA, he has been spending his free time mentoring local startups and doing various projects with his girls. Read More »
We are tremendously grateful for our community of Partners.
Your time and talent, your generosity, your drive for something better… these are the roots of transformation – for individuals, for organizations, for our community. Thank you.
Susan M. Aldridge
Bob & Linda Appel
Ike and Candy Brown
Bud Browne & Linda Salton
Billy & Dodee Crockett
Zachary De Bernardi
Mike & Anne Calhoun Duffy
Mark & Angela Frederiksen
Caitlin M. Hodge, Esq.
Steve & Susan Hoff
Michael Kornman & Martha Reynolds
Roy & Bridget Lopez
Katherine Glaze Lyle
John & Kathy Palter
William & Michelle Riddell
Eric & Joanna Ridgway
Duane & Ann Roberts
Victor David Russell
Josh & Lauren Sanchez
The Honorable Marcia Simpson & Keith Gruenberg & Conner Simpson
Eric & Deborah Suder
Peter & Kirsten Swanson
Giles Davidson & Dan Waldmann
Dick & Evy Kay Washburne
Judy Donachie Watson
Lisa Evans Weaver
Chris & Donna Young
We honor those that have passed as SVP Dallas Partners and as leaders of our city.