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2020 Annual Partner Meeting Recap

Thank you to those of you who joined us live for our Annual Partner Meeting. If you missed it, here are the [...] Read More »

Annual Partner Meeting 2018

Are you a Dreamer and Do'er? A Change Maker? A Collaborator? SVP Tucson Partners were asked this question at our Annual Partner Meeting. Partners talked about what element of SVP's venture philanthropy model excites them during an evening of celebration which highlighted some recent successes: SVP Tucson's Partnership is growing and we are now 113 Partners strong! Welcome to our newest Investee Job Path! Celebration of the transformation and growth of OPCS! Read More »

History of SVP Tucson

How did an organization that started in Seattle make it down to the valley of the two suns? How did we get started in Tucson? Learn about the local connection. Read More »

Literacy Volunteers of Tucson Case Study

As SVP's first Investee, the Partners and staff learned, stretched and grew enormously as informed community funders. Read More »

Make Way For Books Case Study

What did we learn from our Investment in an early childhood literacy organization? What went well? What didn't? Case studies help us fund smarter. Read More »

SVP Origin Story

It was 1994, and Paul Brainerd was out of a job. He had just sold his software company, Aldus Corporation, to Adobe. PageMaker, the desktop publishing program his company created, had revolutionized printing and publishing—and left him an unexpected millionaire. Read More »