Vancouver - February 6, 2013
BC Social Venture Partners announces the appointment of Tanya Oliva as Executive Director.
"On behalf of the Board and our Partners, I am delighted to welcome Tanya Oliva as BC SVP's Executive Director," said David Sutcliffe, BC SVP Board Chair. "Tanya shares our passion for connecting the business and non-profit sectors. We look forward to her leadership and energy in accelerating our mission to create positive social change."
Tanya holds a BBA from SFU and her professional background includes marketing, communications and community investment roles with companies including Coast Capital Savings, Bell Canada, Labatt Breweries and ICBC. She is an active volunteer and has been engaged with non-profit organizations that address a wide range of social issues, including the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, United Way, Kids Help Phone, Lifesaving Society, and Athletics for Kids.
Tanya Oliva succeeds Cindy Pandini as Executive Director on February 8. "The Board appreciates Cindy Pandini's years of service with BC SVP, especially with our Grantees, and wishes Cindy well in her future endeavors."
About BC Social Venture Partners:
BC SVP was founded in 2001 to effect significant, long-term social change in the community by providing time, expertise, & money to non-profits (grantees) to help them become effective, self-sustaining organizations. Concentrating on non-profits who help disadvantaged children, at risk youth, and their families, BC SVP’s unique venture philanthropy model is to provide experienced and knowledgeable help as well as funding. For more information, please visit BC SVP's website at http://bctsvp.com/.
About Social Venture Partners International:
SVP International is a global network of local SVP organizations, aligning passion and purpose. For more information, please visit SVPI's website at http://www.svpi.org/.