Welcome New Partners!
Between January and March SVP became eleven Partners stronger!
Please join us in welcoming Alexander Dent, Allison and Scott Bilas, Bill Skilton, Brian and Robin Rayfield, Sandy and Steve Hill, Charles Curtis, Doug Coker, and Shafeen Charania!
Meet some of our new Partners (plus a few others) below and stay tuned for more bios…
Alex Dent is a Social Venture Kids alumnus and son of former SVP board member Bob Dent. He has spent the last 6 years living in Vancouver BC where he got his BA in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia. Alex is currently job hunting and networking in the Seattle area.
Ali just recently returned to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to join the Media Solutions team at Expedia. Prior to moving, she lived and worked in Los Angeles at MTV and Beacon Pictures. At Beacon she helped launch a media startup company and oversaw all aspects of PR, marketing, website development, production, and logistical support.
Bill and his family have been in the Pacific Northwest for a little over ten years, which makes him a long timer in some circles and a new comer in others. Prior to arriving in the Seattle area, Bill spent time in New York, Washington D.C., and the Bay Area.
Brian is a Vice President and Financial Advisor for the Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney where he enjoys helping families and busy professionals plan and manage their financial assets. He is interested in providing support and leadership with local and global non-profit organizations that focus on children and education.
I am, by nature, a “builder”, with a passion for building and working with teams and people, and working with customers and partners to build great products that help people do their jobs better and more easily. Delivering world-class software products through online services, making them easily and broadly accessible to all businesses, was a professional fulfillment of that passion.
Josh and Meg met in Colorado just as they were finishing their undergraduate degrees. Meg was raised in Denver and a few years after university, decided it was time for a new adventure in a new city. After visiting Seattle once on a rainy and cold November weekend, Meg fell in love with the Northwest and with Josh’s resounding support, she moved to Seattle in the Spring of 2010.
Over the past ten years Robin has served, chaired and counseled on countless non-profit committees. She specializes in assisting non-profits with the implementation of development and fundraising programs, such as Annual Funds, Capital Campaigns, Planned Giving Programs and Auctions.
Shafeen Charania is a successful and proven leader, marketer, business strategist and entrepreneur. He has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of US and international roles with companies like Microsoft and IBM, where he excelled by exhibiting creativity, customer and market savvy, leadership, and by achieving high impact results.
Steve and Sandy Hill have a lifelong commitment to participating fully in their communities. They have both participated on a wide range of community boards including Seattle Symphony, United Way, YMCA, Children's Commission of Pierce County, White House Fellows Association, and Consumers Union. Sandy and Steve volunteer time and resources to human services, educational and arts organizations.