With more than 3,400 philanthropists in more than 40 cities around the world, SVP is the world’s largest network of engaged donors.
In Los Angeles, we have nearly 100 Partners. Ranging from entrepreneurs to corporate veterans, from financial managers to nonprofit leaders, and from those with family foundation to people just beginning to explore their giving potential. Some of us work full-time in our careers, some part-time, and others work full-time as philanthropists.
And the list goes on.
Every story is different, but each is fueled by a series of connections. That’s the beauty of the SVP network. You never know who you will connect with and how it will help you grow.
If you want to make a difference – and a bigger difference then you could alone – you’ll want to meet these folks.
Meet Some of Our Partners…
About: SVPLA partner since January 2007 | 30+ years in public education | Attended University of Illinois Grad School | Previously worked Children’s Research Center | Resource Specialist with the Santa Monica Schools.
About: Lawyer and mediator | Trust Research Specialist at US Trust, Bank of America | JD from the University of San Diego School of Law | Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review | BA summa cum laude from UC San Diego | SVP partner since 2016 | Co-Chair of the 2018 Social Innovation Fast Pitch | Currently hosts the SVP Book Club |
About: Results Quantitative Specialist with The Capital Group Companies | Business Systems Analyst developing custom technology solutions to help automate complex operational processes | Los Angeles native | SVPLA partner since 2011
Committed Causes: local non-profit ecosystem also interested in the principles and methods applied to philanthropy in general
About: CEO of MLabs Inc., | Co-founder and CMO of Wild Poppy | Marketing & Operations | Founding Partner of the Bay Area Peninsula SVP chapter in 2002 | Trusteeship (Executive) Committee of La Sierra University | Member of the Zapara School of Business Advisory Board | SVPLA Partner since 2012 and Board Vice-Chair
About: Founder of EmptyLegMarket and Sun Polish | Chairs the junior board for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) which teaches youth mainly from underserved communities the skill-sets necessary to become entrepreneurs to write their own destinies and become their own CEOs | MBA from USC | B.S. in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
About: Master Certified Executive Coach | Board Member of WIJABA “The World is Just a Book Away” | Sing Alto/Tenor w/ GoldenBridge Community Choir | Mother of two grown-ups |
Committed Causes: Environment, Women’s Right to Choice, Voting Rights
About: Sustainable revenue models for nonprofits | Graduate of Occidental College with an AB degree in biochemistry | MBA degree USC | (CPA) with the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) | Board Member for Women’s Foundation of California and FirstStar | Advisory board of REDF
Committed Causes: Homelessness | Education
About: 10+ years in LA & Chicago nonprofit sector | Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles, teaching cultural diversity in the MA in Psychology Department | ED of Open Paths Counseling Center | Served as the Manager of Outreach and Engagement for the African American Board Leadership Institute | Served for two years as the Chair of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Committee | Board member Economic Resources Corporation | MA in Organizational Management from Antioch University and a BA in Theater Arts from CSU Northridge.
With a background in theater and animal welfare
About: Executive Director of Corporate Citizenship | Board Chair for Environmental Justice Org |Corporate Sustainability Advocate | Father of three, Travel Enthusiast, Proud to be in LA
Committee causes: Tackling climate change, stopping food waste, conscious capitalism
About: SVPLA Partner since 2010 | Graduate of Santa Clara University and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management | 2011 he was named one of the 100 Most Inspiring UCLA Anderson Alumni | He enjoys archeology and also spends time swimming and golfing.
Committed Causes: Issues of literacy and youth development | tutoring for literacy organizations | serving on nonprofit boards | grant making organizations
About: Former CFO of 30 years with a Real Estate Property Management and Investment Company | LA Native | Semi-retired | Graduate of UCLA Law School | Larry is committed to non-profit work.
Committed Causes: Socially Conscious Organizations
About: Founder and principal, Thurlow/Associates | Strategic fund development | organization development and communications | Executive coach | Certified strategic planning facilitator | Opera Singer | Avid knitter | Foodie
Committed Causes: Equitable access. Environmental issues. Injustice and discrimination.
About: Coportate Development Analyst at America Chung Nam, the largest exporter in the U.S.| Previous consultant for KPMG in Hong Kong, specializing in FinTech and Risk Management | Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University | Moved to LA in 2017 | Utilizes his experience as a Consultant and passion for venture projects
About: LA Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves | Liz's early career included an internship in The White House, a job managing 1,200 volunteers for the ESPN Summer X Games in San Francisco, and a few stints at tech start-ups, including one of the earliest social media companies (pre-Facebook/Twitter).
About: Serial Entrepreneur | Private, Public and Non-Profit Board Member | Supposedly "retired", but not really… | National Soccer Referee | workshop tinkerer | space enthusiast| purveyor of adolescent humor |
Committed Causes: Hunger; social justice surrounding food; food insecurity; political change for social justice
Below is our complete list of Partners:
Ashley Bennett Boardman