The Dee Howard Foundation, which focuses on preparing youth for careers in the aerospace industry, is soaring to new heights. The foundation has its first-ever executive director, an impressive board with some of the region’s top leaders in aerospace and aviation, and just launched a new initiative to introduce local students to drone technology. Training from Social Venture Partners San … Read More
Helping nonprofits stay financially strong
Chris Carmona has built his business on helping nonprofit organizations with their accounting needs. Along the way, he’s developed a passion for serving San Antonio nonprofits as a board member and is now giving back as an SVPSA partner. Carmona is a CPA and the co-owner of Schriver Carmona, an accounting and advisory firm. He and his partner Derek Schriver … Read More
The Power of the SVPSA Network
A car wash does not seem to be a very big deal. However, when a fledgling organization gets an unexpected communication offering the proceeds of a Haunted Car Wash to be held the weekend prior to Halloween, the wheels start to turn.
Mission Visit to Promesa Academy
Upon arrival at Promesa Academy, Social Venture Partners received big smiles and high fives from staff and student leaders from the school, welcoming us on a sunny afternoon October 6th. The warm day was matched by an extraordinarily warm welcome by our host, Ambika Dani, the academy’s founder and Superintendent and the four students who led us through a tour … Read More
Dr. Cindy Rebmann
Cindy Rebmann has over three decades of experience with faith-based nonprofit organizations primarily in the education and human service sectors in San Antonio, Texas. Cindy’s expertise is helping nonprofit organizations accomplish their mission and vision while staying true to their values.
From First Responder to Nonprofit Executive
SVPSA Partner Leslie Palmer knows the nonprofit world from every possible angle. In a career spanning more than 30 years, she’s volunteered in just about every position on various boards and served in virtually every role as a nonprofit staff member. “I’ve been CEO, program and operations person, chief development officer and emptied the trash if you needed it,” … Read More
Kickoff to 2022 Fellowship
Nineteen nonprofit leaders began a journey with SVPSA on September 14th to strengthen their skills, learn from each other and build a community of support. The SVPSA Fellowship, under Lead Partner, Jennifer Moriarty, started with each Fellow telling their own story of how they began their nonprofit journey.
Fellowship with SVPSA Helped SOS Grow
VPSA Fellowship alumnus Amir Samandi remembers the “ah-ha” moment that triggered the thought to start Students of Service (SOS).
Life Motivates Him to Do More
By all accounts, Jason Massiatte is an American success story. He’s the executive vice president of moving services for Ward North American, overseeing five of the company’s Texas markets. He started his career there more than 20 years ago as a furniture mover, moving up the ranks to the warehouse, sales, operations, then into management training. He joined the company’s executive team this year.
Nonprofits We Love: Pride Center San Antonio
The Pride Center San Antonio provides much-needed support to the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) community, who often face significant obstacles in their daily lives.