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Date: April 25, 2011

Guest Speaker: Molly Stevenson 

Summary:  Molly Stevenson has been certified by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, CFRE international and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.  She holds certificates in succession planning and executive transition management from Compasspoint, and is a member of the Fundraising Task Force for the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers. She has served as an advisor to two grant makers in Colorado and a humanitarian agency in New York serving children living in extreme poverty in China. Molly is also the Fundraising Chair for Social Venture Partners-Denver.  She joined us to talk about her work with Social Venture Partners International, her advocacy on behalf children in China who live in extreme poverty and those with disabilities, and her personal story of international adoption. 

Important Points:

  • Social Venture Partners is an organization that brings together individuals seeking to make positive social change through targeted investments of time, expertise and money.  They bring together philanthropists from a wide range of backgrounds and provide learning opportunities and promote engaged and intelligent giving.
  • Molly has served on the advisory board of The Grace Children’s Foundation for many years.  The Grace Children’s Foundation focuses its resources on orphaned and disadvantaged children and in cooperation with the Chinese government they are creating a resource exchange center to help coordinate resources to minimize the gap that exists between humanitarian organizations and children in need. 

Book Recommendation:  “Jim Grant – UNICEF Visionary” Free Download Available at UNICEF

Purposeful Quote: “An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb