“I remember the day I first met Scott at the volunteer launch for the 2013 program. Scott in his easy quiet way, said, "It will be great working with you." And it was...in every way. I cherish the late night pow wows after an energized qualifying event as we coordinated "what was going out next" ...all so smoothly... He made it look effortless. He was present, generous, gentle; a servant leader.
SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown: Oh What A Night!
Were you with us November 13th doing your part to support your favorite Innovator in the Final Showdown Showcase? Need a refresher on just how amazing an evening it was from start to finish? In a word: Awesome.
Janet Levinger is a Social Impact Leader in the Seattle area. Her vision is to create opportunity through engagement, advocacy, and philanthropy. Her focus areas include education, civic engagement, and reproductive rights.
We have three more young social innovators from Cleveland High School who were excited about the Fast Pitch this year and wanted to come to the Finals Showdown so we asked them to tell us a litte about themselves and why they wanted to join the social innovation community at the Showdown. Here are Savannah, Jennifer and Rosalyn:
Ted Lord has been integral to the growth of The Giving Practice, the consulting arm of Philanthropy Northwest, since its founding, and has supported nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in their work and planning efforts from a number of differing vantage points. He has served as the Executive Director of Humanities Washington from 2006 to 2008 and the Pride Foundation from 1992 through 2000.
Larry Cohen serves as Managing Partner at bgC3, which is a private office established by Bill Gates in September 2008. bgC3 is actively exploring education technology solutions including the Big History Project, a blended learning course for ninth graders and Graphite, a tool to help teachers discover and implement learning technology in the classroom. The bgC3 team also produces The Gates Notes and manages Gates’ broader advocacy efforts.
Gifford Pinchot is President and co-founder of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, which offers an MBA that integrates sustainability and social responsibility with innovation and profit. Established in 2002 BGI weaves sustainability throughout its entire curriculum, so that standard business subjects include ethics, cutting edge sustainability practices, and students’ spiritual perspectives.
Marie Sauter is a program officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pacific Northwest initiative, managing investments aiming to reduce family homelessness, to improve educational outcomes for low-income students, and to increase the capacity of the regional nonprofit sector.
We have two more young social innovators from Cleveland High School who were excited about the Fast Pitch this year and wanted to come to the Finals Showdown so we asked them to tell us a litte about themselves and why they wanted to join the social innovation community at the Showdown. They are Elizabeth Cachuela and Brittney Villars both Seniors and Youth Ambasador Board Members.
Rob Neu, to quote a colleague, "is an amazingly creative thinker who understands the growing challenges of education." Neu describes himself as a student-centered decision maker who firmly believes in educating the whole child. In 2-1/2 years with Federal Way Public Schools, he has overseen the implementation of unexpected policies that are making a difference for FWPS students.