About: J.D. Loyola Law School | Entrepreneur | Corporate Law | Business Development and Operations | Sports Enthusiast | Adventurous | Food Connosieur
Committed Causes: Women’s and Minority Rights, Prison Reform LGBTQ Rights
About: More to come
Committed Causes: More to come
About: Attorney | Technology investor | Entrepreneur | Board member | Founder of Private Equity Fund | Politically active | Outdoor enthusiast | Athlete | Father of adult sons | Husband of Physician Business Woman
About: Corporate banking/finance industry NYC&LA | Senior V.P. Union Bank’s Media and Comm Team | B.S. NYU & M.B.A. at Wharton School | Long-time SVP member | Active member of Amnesty International
About: Managing Partner of a Law Firm that represents and advises charities | Board member to several charities | Violinist | Musician Jazz singer | Hiker
Committed Causes: Women’s Rights, Homelessness, Education & more
Ashley Bennett Boardman
About: Attorney at SBL Counsel | Familiar with for small and mid-sized businesses in transactional. intellectual property law | Graduate of Loyola Law School | Volunteered in a tax assistance program | Externed for the Internal Revenue Service | Fast Pitch coach | SVP Partner since 2014
Everett 'Ev' Boyle
About: ED of LA-Tech.org | senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center (CCLP) | Lecturer in entrepreneurship and journalism at USC's Annenberg School | Until 2017, he was the the Associate Director of CCLP and the founding director of Civic Tech USC, an initiative focused on how technology can connect citizens to government + to each other in ways that improve democracy and civic life.
About: TMT investment banker and entrepreneur | Venture Capital Director of TriNet | South African Born | Raised in Austrailia | currently residing in LA
Committed Causes: Disruptive companies that are making positive changes to the world.
About: Over 20years private & corporate Art Advisor | Member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors | Member of LENS at the LACMA, PAC/LA, The Hammer Fellows, The Curator’s Council at LAXART | Executive Committee of Art Table (national organization for women in the arts) | SVP L.A. Partner since 2010 and currently a Board Member. Website:www.burnsartadvisory.com
About: Partner since June 2004 | 30 year philanthropist | 12 year board member Planned Parenthood Los Angeles | 10 years on the board of the Friends of Neighborhood Youth Association (Venice and Culver City).
About: Co-founder and partner of Blue Garnet | Business Strategy Consultant | Problem Solver w/ breakthrough insights that lead to social impact | Over 12 years of Management consulting with nonprofits
Committed Causes: Impact-driven organizations for social change.
About: Experienced in fundraising, storytelling, and board development | Gifts Officer for the Masons of California | Postcast Philanthropy Hour | B.S. from Syracuse University and an MA from the Annenberg School of Communication at USC | Loving husband & father residing in Santa Monica.
About: ED of 2020 MicroClinic Initiative | Over 25 years in academic admin, political science & international development | Equity and health policy w/ Federal | Non-profit boards in leadership roles | BA in Economics and Political Science | MPA in Domestic Policy Analysis & International Affairs | MA and PhD in Political Science
About: President of Academies for Social Entrepreneurship | Training and mentoring for entrepreneurs | Entrepreneur | Founded two hospitality businesses, an insurance agency and two nonprofit organizations | Executive Director of a community foundation for ten years
About: Executive coach, writer/co-author of Dancing on the Glass Ceiling (McGraw-Hill 2003) | Faculty of Loyola Marymount University’s Executive MBA program | Founding Partner of SVP LA | Lead Partner for Synergy Academies and Bright Star Schools | Manhattan Beach w/ husband | Has three sons and one ginormous dog | Avid traveler visiting over 30 countries | She is “casi-fluent” in Spanish, and speaks English pretty well, too.
About: Past Chairman of SVP | SVP Partner since June 2004. He is a co-founder and former Chairman and President of the Tech Coast Angeles | 20 years of venture capital experience as a General Partner of InterVen Partners, a firm he co-founded in 1985. | Board member of Environmental Charter Schools.
About: Former ED of Center for Powerful Public Schools | Over 20 schools through start up and first years of operation | Graduate of Pratt Institute | Board member of the Linked Learning Alliance | Vice-chair of the Alliance Capacity Builders and Networks Council and Co-chair of the Linked Learning Capacity Builders Working Group.
Marta Gazzera Ferro
About: Philanthropic Advisor | Social entrepreneur | Liberty Hill Foundation Board Member | Westland School Trustee | Founder of multiple giving circles including Angeles Art Fund, GoodAdviseHers & #SupportingOurSector | Mother | Soccer Player | Foodie | Hiker
Committed Causes: Social Justice including racial and gender equity
About: Board Member and Executive Director of the WHH Foundation | Born and raised in Ireland | B.A. in History and English from University College Dublin | Master of Philosophy in Gender and Women’s Studies from Trinity College Dublin | Immigrating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1979 | Has been active in education as a volunteer in her children’s schools and has served on several school boards.
About: Revenue Growth / Sustainability Consultant Serve Both For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Clients | Took Two Tech Companies from Startup to IPO | National Board Chair of Educational Org | Love to travel | Constantly Seeking Great Books to Read
About: Marketing, publishing and media executive | 25 years’ experience in higher education global markets | Consultant for technology startups | BA in English from Middlebury College and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development | Nonprofit board member
Committed Causes: Education, Technology, special needs & making a difference in her community.
About: Fast Pitch Coach | Retired international transactional attorney | Board member of GBC International Bank | Founder of GBC Community Foundation | Long Beach resident for 40+ years | trustee of the CSULB 49er Foundation, a board member of the CSULB University Art Museum and a member of the CSULB School of Nursing Steering Committee.
About: Associate VP of National Fundraising & Development at GOOD+ Foundation | 15+ years in Mar&Comm, corporate partnerships & non-profit management | Previous Director of Strategic Partnerships at Healthy Child Healthy World | Worked w/ MTV Video Music Awards, NBA All-Stars, Super Bowl, San Diego Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and more | SoCal Native | BA in Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University
About: SVP Founding Partner | SVP LA E.D. from 2005-2016. VP, Client Services for EdTec Inc., a business services provider for charter schools throughout California | 10+ years with BofA. Colunteer consultant to nonprofits in Atlanta, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles | MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and a BA with honors in Management Science from UC San Diego. Board member of SVP International.
About: Community Organizer, Founder, Executive Director of Community based organization serving Homeless and At Risk Youth A Safe Place for Youth | Garden lover | Foodie | Interior Design snob.
Committed Causes: Ending Youth Homelessness
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
About: Founder and President of BookEnds | Active participant and guest lecturer at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Policy and Pepperdine University’s School of Business and Communication, engaging students in entrepreneurial nonprofit leadership | B.S. in Business Administration, Finance from CSU Northridge
Committed Causes: Development of our youth in community service.
About: JD., M.B.A | Sr. Director of Corporate Development at Infoblox | CFO of IID Security | Served as CFO/COO of two private companies and led them successfully through M&A (IID to Infoblox in 2016 and PhaseOne Communications to Vencore in 2012) | Manhattan Beach, CA | active angel/venture investor | Enjoys skiing, surfing, wine, travel, and working with various non-for-profits.
About: Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group media and technology industries | Previously worked as a television producer and worked on The Biggest Loser and other shows for major networks including NBC, ABC, and FOX | MBA at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where she was selected as a Siebel Scholar | BA in Communication (Radio/TV/Film)
About: Senior VP of Impact for United Way Worldwide. Leads design and development of programmatic strategies for the United Way network in the U.S. and internationally | Extensive experience in philanthropy | Previous VP of Programs; Director of responsive grant making & senior program officer.
Committed Causes: Improve the education, income and health of vulnerable families.
About: Wendy Colman Levin, MPH, Ph.D., is a Lecturer at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health where she teaches Public Speaking Mastery | Involved in the Speak Up! Advocates program at the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) | Member of the Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness | Curates the traveling Faces Of Homelessness: Bringing Our Neighbors Home For Good art exhibit.
Committed Causes: Homelessness
Selena Liu Raphael
About: Advocate | Trainer | Consultant | Compassionate | Traveler | a "Try something new" and "Get things done" kind of person
Committed Causes: Foster children and youth | Stop the flow of former foster kids into homelessness, child trafficking and the prison system
About: President & CEO of Chrysalis sin 2009 | Prior Vice President of Chrysalis Enterprises, a group of social enterprise businesses that provide transitional jobs for Chrysalis clients | B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the UC Davis and a Masters in International Business from George Washington University | SVP Board member
About: Was in the 11th class of women to graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point | 9 years as an Army officer | 4th woman to gain admission into a Top Secret Special Mission Unit | After resigning her commission to no longer have to lie about being gay, she founded Knights Out | Led 100,000 Homes Campaign | Managing Director of The Billions Institute
Committed Causes: Training leaders in the social sector how to scale their solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
Alexa Pearl Margalith
About: Joined SVPLA as a partner in April 2012 | LA native | BA in English Literature from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor | Grants Manager for the Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation.
About: Founder and President, Technical Connections recruiting firm | Founder and Chair, LA Giving Circle | MS Computer Science | MBA Finance | Traveler, the more exotic the better | Theater goer | Reader | X - NYer
Committed Causes: Pay gap | Women's Issues
About: More to come
Committed Causes: More to come
About: Nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for 18+ years | several entry-to-executive-level roles, leading capacity building, education advocacy and social justice initiatives | Managed multi-million-dollar grant-making portfolios in the United States and abroad | Pioneered capacity building programs, professional development and organizational initiatives
Committed Causes: Advancing social justice through expanding educational, economic and political opportunity for people of color.
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
Alina Sanchez, Vice-Chair
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
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.
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).