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June 2016 Newsletter
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July 13 , 5 pm

Quarterly Partner Meeting  
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Sept 19 , 5-7 pm

A Taste of SVP
Sept 21, 7:30-9 am
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Sept. 19, 5-7 pm

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Sept. 21, 7:30-9 am

A Taste of SVP
Nov. 17, 7:30-9 am

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Dec. 8, 5pm  
Stay Connected
We Have a New Investee
We are excited to announce Spark-Y as our newest investee, through SVP Philanthropic Partner, Lube-Tech. Following a Pitch Day in May, Lube-Tech elected Spark-Y as their next investee. Spark-Y's executive director Zachary Robinson is elated and looking forward to the combination of free consulting services from Lube-Tech's professional staff, as well as the $25,000 grant they will receive from SVP/Bame Foundation. We will officially welcome Spark-Y to the team at the Partner Meeting on Sept. 19.
Welcome New Corporate Partner - Lurie LLP
We are excited to welcome Lurie LLP as our ne west Corporate Partner! Their team will bring great talent to help our investees scale. Lurie LLP, thank you for your commitment to our model of engaged philanthropy!
Breakthrough Twin Cities Receives Re-grant
SVP Minnesota investee, Breakthrough Twin Cities, was awarded a third year grant of $25,000, continuing the relationship of both financial support and free consulting services from SVP Minnesota partners. Read more>>
From the Executive Director, Ann Herzog-Olson
As a means of refining our direction, we recently completed three Accelerating Our Impact planning sessions with our partners.  Following energetic and lively discussions, we defined several strategic objectives to guide us. Want to know how we're going to accelerate our impact on underserved teens in the Twin Cities?  Read more>>
New Partner Spotlight... Kate and Art Berman
Kate and Art Berman are active members in the Twin Cities -- professionally, as well as in their volunteering and leisure activities. They feel that engaged philanthropy is complete giving of time, talent and treasure. 
Time to Engage
Summer is a busy time for many of our investees. Check out their programming and lend a hand where needed! Bring your family!

2016 BTC Visitor Days: Get a peek inside the BTC high energy summer program.  See how they inspire motivated students and the next generation of educators. More info here>>

Join Urban Boatbuilder apprentices for a Launch Celebration as they put their new canoes, built for a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, to the test on the water. Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00PM at Lake Como.

Volunteer at an Appetite for Change Community Cooks event. More info here>>
Brian Garshelis , SVP partner and Program Director of New Sector Alliance, is now board president for past investee Roots for Home Team. Congratulations Brian on demonstrating what it means to be a philanthropic leader in the Twin Cities community!

Jennifer Hauschildt , SVP partner and CIO/VP of IT at Uponor, NA was recently honored  as an award winner  by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for the 2016 Women in Business. We are proud of you, Jennifer! See the full story>>

Kimpa Moss , SVP partner and COO of Lurie LLP, was recently recognized in Minnesota Business Magazine as the driving force, along with Managing Partner Beth Kieffer Leonard, of positive change at the firm. Kimpa was integral in Lurie being named "Best Company to Work For" over numerous years. We are proud to call Kimpa our board chair! See the full story>>

Josh Reimnitz, SVP partner, Minneapolis School Board Member and Co-Executive Director of Students Today Leaders Forever (a past SVP investee), was in the news recently regarding the Minneapolis School Board's role in selecting the new Minneapolis Public School's superintendent, Ed Graff. Kudos for wrapping up this important search, Josh! 

SVP partner Phillip Strohm and his wife Maiken, welcomed their first child, Elliot Eugene Strohm, on May 24. Congratulations!
SVP Lube-Tech Philanthropic partner, Amy Jo Van Culin and her husband Arin, welcomed their son Benjamin Wayne Van Culin into the world on June 4. Congratulations!

Sorry if we missed you! If you have good news to share about yourself or others in our network, please send it to Esther.
About Social Venture Partners
Social Venture Partners (SVP) Minnesota  builds powerful relationships and thriving communities through the amplifying impact of engaged philanthropy. SVP Minnesota  is a  501(c)(3) organization that improves lives by investing   time, talent and capital in  innovative, early stage social ventures directed at underserved teens in the Twin Cities. S ince 2002,  SVP Minnesota has provided well over $7 million in pro-bono consulting services and nearly $2 million in cash grants to qualifying Twin Cities nonprofits. This mix of time, money, and expertise improves impact and sustainability for the nonprofit investees, while building meaningful relationships between SVP partners (both individuals and corporations) and the recipient organizations. 

SVP Minnesota is part of a larger, global organization. The SVP Network has 3,500 partners in 39 cities across eight countries. All SVPs follow an engaged, venture philanthropy model that helps nonprofits take their vital work to the next level.