We had a record 175 Partners, Grantees, and friends join us at our Fourteenth Annual Meeting earlier this month. The enthusiasm in the room was palpable and an incredible launch to SV2’s 2012-13 year ahead.
Our Grantee speakers were truly inspiring. If you didn't get to see their speeches, I encourage you to check out the films.
My special congratulations to SV2 Founding Partner and Board Member, Laura Lauder, who was honored with this year’s Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen SV2 Social Impact Award for going above and beyond in service of SV2’s mission. Laura Lauder shared, “SV2 has truly changed my outlook on group philanthropy: from my own family’s giving, to sharing SV2's grantmaking practices with the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, where there are now literally hundreds of people engaged in giving away millions of dollars -- all a result of SV2’s influence.” What a ripple effect and inspiration, Laura!