A wonderful event was hosted on Dec. 10th by Board member Beth Woolfolk where we met some of our newest Partners and some of the nonprofit executives who are participating in the 2020 SVPSA Fellowship. We also honored outgoing and founding Chairman of the Board, Jennifer Moriarty.
Executive Director, Becky Dinnin thanked the Board and all Partners who contributed their time and their financial donations to make 2019 a year of exciting new strategies that increased our own capacity and outreach.
For example, this year, we began to host quarterly philanthropy events to strengthen our understanding of community needs, we increased our funding and added two new investees and we started an SVPSA Fellowship for nonprofit executives. And to top it off, SVPSA gained 10 new Partners through a robust recruitment effort.
“Becoming an SVPSA Partner means you are helping nonprofits build their capacity across San Antonio,” said Dinnin. “It is remarkable to witness the incredible impact and how the contribution of funds plus professional expertise really leverages the growth we see in organizations we can invest in,” she added.
“This giving model is something many philanthropists across San Antonio are seeking as a way to follow up on their gifts and see that each dollar is making a measurable difference. Not only that, with our time, we get to know the heart of the organizations through interaction with them.”
“We have already seen a real difference in our vision through the strategic planning that SVPSA is providing to Inspire,” Executive Director for Inspire Fine Art Center Lisa Cortez Walden told us.
Adding to the comments, Diane Sanchez, President and CEO for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce noted that the strategy planning for the program that SVPSA has invested in (R.I.S.E.) has already helped boost their staff’s knowledge and spread the word about the program.
As we begin a new year, SVPSA thanks everyone who participated in an event, provided financial support and who have helped in leadership in the Fellowship.