Social Venture Partners Connecticut (SVP) today announced the election of Jamilah Prince-Stewart as the new Chair of its Board of Directors, heading a slate of new leadership and board members.
At a July 13 board meeting, Prince-Stewart (New Haven) was elected Chair of the board, Jennifer Gerber (Greenwich), Vice Chair, Chris Kunhardt (Westport), Treasurer, and Bernie Park (Weston), Secretary. New members selected for the board were Dr. Monette Ferguson (Bridgeport, West Haven), Peter Denious (Wilton), Susan Adamsen (Wilton), Maggie Hulce, and Stefano Redaelli (New Canaan). They will each serve a three-year term.
“SVP draws on leaders from across our state and among our partnership to help guide us. Having Jamilah’s proven leadership head our board is tremendous for SVP and for Connecticut,” said SVP Executive Director, Mark Argosh. “Our board is an integral part of setting the strategic vision for SVP. Jamilah, Jennifer, Chris, and Bernie bring a clear understanding of our organization’s mission and we are confident they will continue the tremendous success we have had in making a clear difference for all residents, especially those most in need of better education and work opportunities.”
The board consists of 19 members, with backgrounds in education, nonprofits, management, government, and more, who set the strategic goals and objectives of SVP and serve as experienced thought partners in its work throughout the state.
SVP, a social impact organization working to close opportunity gaps in Connecticut, offers management consulting, and capacity-building services to nonprofit organizations, businesses, educational institutions, and state and local government entities. SVP's network of 260 Partners and organizations provides grants, capacity building, and connections to support systems change. Key focuses for SVP include Early Childhood Care and Education and Workforce Development. SVP has provided more than $2.6 million and 60,000 volunteer hours since its founding in October 2013.
To learn more, visit www.svp-ct.org.