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.
SVPSA Featured on International Podcast
SVPSA is featured on Great.com, a podcast based in Sweden that talks to 7 nonprofits every week about the good work they are dong.
The 2022 SVPSA Fellowship Class
Social Venture Partners San Antonio is excited to announce our 2022 – 2023 Fellows. These inspiring individuals have impact across our community and region. They represent many areas of focus, and are addressing a diversity of community needs.
SVPSA Partner: Kathy MacNaughton
Kathy MacNaughton believes service is the rent we pay for our space on earth. Engagement is key to identifying individual responsibilities that can strengthen our community. The development of meaningful partnerships between altruistic individuals, businesses, and foundations and nonprofit / civic organizations creates a wealth of opportunities to fulfill critical missions in our diverse community. Kathy worked in the nonprofit … Read More
Refreshed Thinking Transforms Fellows’ Work
After each gathering of the SVPSA Fellowship, Texas Kidney Foundation CEO Tiffany Jones-Smith comes home with a checklist of action items. Paging through her notebook to the most recent entry, she reflects, “If I implemented five of the nine that are here, that’s transformative.”
Nonprofits we love: CAVALRY
Growing up in the projects of Washington D.C., Tracie Edmond, SVPSA Fellow, never knew when her family’s water or lights would be cut off. When a high school counselor connected her to an apprenticeship program at the Pentagon, she found a path to a better life.
Providence Place Addressing Generational Trauma
Founded in 1895, Providence Place began as a rescue mission for young unmarried mothers, evolving today to create innovative programs for women in crisis to address and end generational trauma. One fact has remained true: it is not the size of the program that matters, but the impact it makes in the lives of women and families.
Partner Spotlight: Priscilla Hill Ardoin
With her influence in both the business and nonprofit worlds, Priscilla Hill Ardoin, a retired officer with AT&T and longtime civic leader, has served as both a community ambassador and one of our first financial supporters of Social Venture Partners San Antonio. Since its start, Hill Ardoin has seen SVPSA’s work lead to positive changes. She has seen small, local … Read More