The generosity of our Partners fuels our community impact.
SVP Investor Partners believe in the potential for transformative change in our community. They commit their money, skills and influence to make it happen, and they find they are transformed in the process. Does that sound intriguing to you? Get acquainted with SVP Portland by clicking on a member below.
Jennie’s professional background both as an attorney and as a mediator is relevant and meets a priority need on our Board. As a parent of biracial children, Jennie brings a personal commitment to and passion for advancing SVP’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Read More »
Vân became a Partner in 2019 and quickly engaged, co-leading planning efforts for our 2020 Partner learning series. She is also an active and regular attendee at SVP learning & social events. Read More »
Steve is a deeply-engaged SVP Partner with extensive board service experience. He expands our collective skill set with significant PR/marketing/communications expertise, as well as strong business acumen, senior leadership experience, and strategic thinking skills. Read More »
Bala is a deeply-engaged SVP Partner, former Encore Fellow, and Lead Partner for our early engagement with the Threads of Justice Collective, Portfolio Management Team member, and regular attendee at SVP learning and social events. Read More »
A corporate financial expert, advisor, educator, and speaker, Nicole has 30 years of experience making numbers sing, dance, and rock. She has spent her career partnering with growth-minded individuals to leverage talent, financial language, and strategies for exponential growth and success. Read More »
A current SVP Board member, Linda has leveraged her long standing executive leadership career in early childhood to support the development of SVP’s “Preschool for All” initiative.
Linda’s career in early childhood education spans four decades including direct service, program administration, and policy advocacy. Read More »
Paula joins the SVP Board of Directors through her participation in SVP’s Rising Leaders for Social Change program. As the National Vice President of Development for Stand for Children, Paula comes to the board with more than 15 years of Development leadership and contemporary perspectives on nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Read More »
Bob first became a Partner in 2015 after relocating to Portland and retiring from a global career in the supply chain and R&D operations of Procter & Gamble, followed by leadership of an award-winning innovation consultancy. Read More »
As a California licensed attorney and business woman, I used to spend my days in high technology start-up companies wearing many hats. Today, my profession is a full-time mother and I feel very blessed to have this opportunity. Now that both my children are in school, I'm gearing up for my next professional adventure. Read More »
In January of 2019, Kerry was reelected to the Board, and as Chair, by a unanimous vote. Kerry is dedicated to helping SVP pursue not the easiest path, but the one with greatest potential, as we navigate inevitable challenges and evaluate opportunities for leveraging our resources towards securing “Preschool for All” and ensuring the long-term wellbeing of SVP Portland. Read More »
The fellow Partners and staff at SVP recognized potential within me to step into roles I might not otherwise have considered. As a result I have found my skills and interests expanding as well. You might say I am undergoing my own personal form of “next stage growth.” Read More »
The best part about your involvement in SVP is that I am more sensitive to people's needs and their everyday challenges. By helping them in some way I feel I am contributing to their well-being. Read More »
As a Founding Partner, I am so proud of the effort we made to figure out how to do what we were trying to do. I'm more aware of the community and the issues facing many of us because of SVP. Read More »
I feel with SVP there is a group of individuals with like-minded social service goals, and the teamwork to accomplish things I could not do myself. As opposed to feeling helpless, I feel more empowered to make a difference here in Portland. Read More »
Ken joined out Board in 2013 not long after both he and his wife Sarah became SVP Partners. Before recently moving to Portland, Ken was co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Deltek, Inc., a large software company based in Northern Virginia. In his current, full-time career in philanthropy he... Read More »