by Larry Fox
I am asking Partners to join with me today to sponsor an important global initiative.
In a world of broken trust, precarious political division, and widening racialized gaps in economic power, the philanthropic sector is aggressively examining its own role in this historically-charged moment and actively emerging as a trusted global voice and changemaker for social and racial justice.
SVP and its affiliates are committed to serving as a leader in this arena. Therefore, we are partnering with giving circles around the globe to co-sponsor the We Give Summit — the largest ever global philanthropic gathering. The Summit, starting May 4, is an ambitious step to connect and embolden donor networks in unprecedented ways to raise the profile of philanthropy as a global force for just and enduring change.
SVP Portland’s leadership role and ground-breaking community impact will be a featured topic at the Summit, with Executive Director Lauren Johnson speaking about leveraging our power, privilege, and influence to help provide equitable access to preschool in our local communities.
This year’s inaugural gathering will be focused on building global momentum for local community impact. Partners are therefore encouraged to direct all sponsorship dollars to their own communities.
I am making the first pledge as an Advocate Sponsor to this global effort in the hopes that you will join me to show that SVP Portland is fully behind this global movement.
Please pledge an additional SVP gift today to one of the following sponsor levels:
- $50,000 Visionary Sponsor
- $25,000 Innovator Sponsor
- $15,000 Pioneer Sponsor
- $10,000 Changemaker Sponsor
- $5,000 Advocate Sponsor
- $2,500 Community Builder Sponsor
- $1,000 Community Builder Sponsor
- $500 Friends Sponsor
Please make your gift by April 27 using our local giving platform so that 100% of your gift will go to SVP Portland’s local efforts to promote equity and justice in early childhood. Your name or business will be recognized at the month-long We Give Summit, or you can choose to give anonymously. More information on sponsorship levels and benefits are described here.
Thank you for considering this unique opportunity to grow our collective global impact, while fueling more just and equitable solutions in our local communities.