By: Jackie Kajos
Final Proposals from our Grant Round 2011 Finalists are due tomorrow, September 15th, 2011 at 5 pm. We have invited four innovative organizations that address community literacy to submit final proposals to our Investment Committee. The four organizations include: The Loft, Arizona Deaf & Blind Children’s Foundation, Youth On Their Own and the Tucson Literacy Movement merger.
The Investment Committee, consisting of Chair David Griffis and members Susan Warmack, Susan Tarrence, Bill Wissler, Ruby Buchsbaum, Hank Peck, Jill Rosenzweig, Doris Coris, Mark Rubin, John Payne and Frank Grundstrom, will review the proposals in preparation of the October 4th Finalist Presentations. The four organizations will give half-hour long presentations to the Committee, Staff and Partners about their organization and areas where SVP Partners can offer their expertise. The Investment Committee and Partners will then make site visits to the nonprofits on October 10th and 11th.
The Investment Commitee will meet on October 18th and vote for the organization that they feel has the most potential to benefit from a partnership with SVP. The selection will be reviewed and ratified at the Board of Directors meeting on October 25th. The organization will be notified soon after and our new Investee will be officially announced at the November 18th event.
Best of luck to our four Finalists! We’re very excited to learn more about your impact in the community during the next few months!