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Post: Engaging our Kids for a Lifetime of Caring

Learning about homelessness, building hygiene kits, getting to know the organizations that are providing support in our community – all on a Saturday morning with SV2 Kids! We successfully kicked off another year of families giving and learning together on September 14th and now look forward to the year ahead. Destinations this fall include Project … Continued

Person: Kwok Lau

Joining SV2 in 2012, Kwok participates in the Education and the Pathways to Opportunity SV2 communities. She was a Lead Partner to Early Education grantee SOMOS Mayfair (2015-2018). Kwok has developed a specific interest in community engagement and working with local underserved communities. She is on the board of SOMOS Mayfair with the goal to … Continued

Person: Lisa Guerra

Lisa co-founded and served in technical executive roles at several software startups in speech recognition and fraud detection solutions and holds eleven U.S. patents. She has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Lisa has been an SV2 partner since 2014 and … Continued

Person: Paru Desai

Paru Yusuf is a strategist and advisor to global non-profits and international organizations. For over 20 years her work has focused on education, youth development, economic empowerment and innovative social venture models. She is a co-director of a partnership between GOAL! and Mathare Youth Sports Association to design a Girls’ Program focusing on education and … Continued

Event: New Partner Orientation

You’re a new Partner and we want to set you up for success! Come gather with other new Partners at an orientation where we’ll talk about the ins and outs of SV2 – how our grantmaking and impact investing work, community norms and guidelines, answers to FAQs and more. Dinner served at 6:15 pm. Program … Continued

Event: SV2 Kids at Project WeHOPE

SV2 Kids families are invited to prepare and serve lunch to guests at Project WeHOPE. The mission of Project WeHOPE, a supportive housing shelter for homeless and at-risk adults in East Palo Alto and surrounding communities, is to help people become healthy, employed and housed using innovative solutions. During our volunteer shift, from 10:30 am to … Continued

Event: Environment Partner Interest Circle

The Environment Partner Interest Circle is focused on encouraging Partners to become more active and engaged in addressing environmental issues they each care about – whether through personal philanthropy, life choices, advocacy, or investing. The events often include speakers with expertise on issues that are of interest to a cross-section of Partners. All SV2 Partners, … Continued

Event: Social Impact Book Club

This Partner-led Social Impact Book Club meets monthly to discuss the latest book on their reading list and explore social issues. In September, the club will be reading “Generation Priced Out” by Randy Shaw. All Partners and SV2 community members are invited to participate regularly or to attend if, and when, you can. RSVP by emailing … Continued

Event: Family Philanthropy Interest Circle

The Family Philanthropy Interest Circle is a Partner-led group which provides a safe space to explore personal experiences, successes, and challenges in an ongoing, intimate setting. If you are a current Partner with a family foundation, a donor advised fund, family office, or some other structured family giving vehicle, please join us! In the meeting, … Continued

Event: Taking Your Board Service to the Next Level

Serving as a board member of a nonprofit we care about is one of the most effective and satisfying ways of engaging with a cause. Whether you are joining a nonprofit board for the first time or are a veteran, you know that nonprofit organizations are not easy to lead. How do we become more … Continued