SVP Community Leaders
Some community leaders join SVP. Some become community leaders through SVP. Most of the time, it’s a combination of the two.
Whether a resource or a launching pad, SVP’s network includes people like Department of Commerce Director, Rogers Weed, Year Up Executive Director, Lisa Chin, Seattle Storm Co-Owner, Dawn Trudeau, Washington State Board of Education Member, Tré Maxie, ILABS Advisory Board Member, Suzi LeVine.
And the list goes on. Our Partners sit on nonprofit boards, lead organizations, serve as elected and appointed officials, and speak out in public forums.
Here are some of their stories…
“I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew that I didn’t want to just help people buy things faster.” Lisa Chin, Executive Director of Year Up Seattle weaves together her journey from Amazon to the nonprofit sector, with the story of Roberto, a Year Up student who is twarting the opportunity divide.
The invisible connections we make every day can save a life, solve the case, or inspire us all... even Matlock figures into this narrative somehow!
Usually, if one comes from a corporate background, especially from a Starbucks executive background, that means that person is the expert... right? Tim Schottman, Senior VP for Global Programs at Sightlife, describes his realization that despite his extended professional experience, he had more to learn from his new position at an international NGO than a Starbucks background could provide.
UW's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) is revolutionizing how we help our babies learn. But just a few years ago Seattle almost lost this breakthrough facility.
It's easy to feel like progress is far out of our reach, especially when times are tough; good news and small-scale successes can be easily forgotten. Continuous progress occurs when we take a hard look at our current state and our unique strengths, and work up from there. Steve Sundquist shares how.
SVP Partners Susan Sullivan and Bill Henningsgaard share their journey to Eastside Pathways and how it paralleled...an RV roadtrip? Check out their adventure here.
How was SVP connected to the Storm winning a WNBA championship? Dawn Trudeau, co-owner of the Seattle Storm describes this unlikely relationship.
Imagine you are traveling through the hills outside of Oaxaca. Rugged mountain vistas, multicolored buildings peppering a hillside, ancient ruins under a bright blue sky. What would be on you mind? Banking options perhaps? If you’re Tricia McKay, that’s exactly what you’re thinking about.