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A Partner’s Reflection on the Power of SVP

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

A Partner since 2014, Oscar Mayer is passionate about SVP Portland’s venture philanthropy model and our current focus on expanding access to early learning experiences. In this feature, Oscar discusses the role SVP’s Portfolio Management Team plays in overseeing our partnerships with Community Partners to ensure they are well-positioned to grow their early childhood programs. Read More »

SVP Portland Board Update

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland
SVP Portland Board Update

The SVP Portland Board of Directors held our annual planning retreat in August to identify intermediate success metrics indicating we are making strong progress toward our goal, as well as priority roles for the next year that position us to maximize our impact. Read on to hear from Board Chair, Kerry McClenahan. Read More »

SVP Portland honored at Noche Bella

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

On September 20th, over 600 people came out to support Latino Network at their annual Noche Bella event. One of the stories featured was the Juntos Aprendemos program, which prepares children and their families for success in kindergarten.SVP Portland's Lead Partner, Holly Levow, has played a crucial role in creating a successful partnership with Latino Network and was honored at the event. Read More »

Partner of the Month: Megan Loeb

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

It’s October and we are proud to welcome in the last quarter of the year by recognizing Megan Loeb as our Partner of the Month! At the end of 2018, Megan stepped into the role of Lead Partner for IRCO. Since then, she has been collaborating with the SVP Partner team and IRCO leadership to meet the preschool needs of their community.  Read More »

Community Education Workers: A Model That Can Change the World

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland
Community Education Workers: A Model That Can Change the World

SVP Portland had the chance to be counted in more deeply when we partnered with CEW in 2014 to evaluate their programs and identify opportunities for capacity building and growth. CEW’s belief that it shouldn’t be acceptable that children have different access to early childhood education based on income level, skin color, or immigration or refugee status, aligned well with SVP Portland’s mission and initiatives. Read More »

Partner of the Month: Andrew Becvar

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

We are thrilled to welcome in September by honoring Andrew Becvar as SVP Portland’s Partner to the Month! Andrew is a Certified Financial Planner™ who joined the SVP Partnership in 2018 and has brought his expertise in financial management directly to our Partnership ever since. Read More »

A Five-Year Investment in SVP Portland: Shannon Jones

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

If you would like to hear from one of SVP Portland's committed Partners, let us introduce you to Shannon Jones, SVP Portland's first Five-Year Partner! To learn more about her reasoning behind this five-year pledge to SVP Portland, please read on. Read More »