THE JOE MARTIN ALS FOUNDATION SELECTED TO BE PART OF SEED20 2019 PRESENTED BY SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS AND WELLS FARGO
Community gathers for annual pitch program for nonprofit entrepreneurs March 25, 2019 at the Knight Theater
CHARLOTTE, NC –The Joe Martin ALS Foundation is proud to announce that we have been selected to be part of SEED20, Social Venture Partners’ (SVP) annual program to identify, highlight, and connect the community to twenty of the region’s most promising social innovators tackling pressing challenges. “We know that to face the challenges in our region we need creative and steadfast nonprofit leaders,” says Susan Daniel, SVP Executive Director. ‘We connect the community to these social innovators through our SEED20 efforts.”
As a SEED20 participant, The Joe Martin ALS Foundation will receive exposure, targeted coaching on how to succinctly and powerfully tell our story, networking opportunities, and professional marketing assets. The program culminates in SEED20 OnStage, a high-energy event where ten members of the SEED20 class compete to win cash awards by making three-minute pitches to a panel of judges and a community audience. SEED20 OnStage includes a celebration before and after the pitches where the audience can interact and connect with all twenty nonprofits to learn more about their mission and opportunities for support and engagement. Tickets to this inspiring event are now on sale. Visit www.SEED20.orgfor tickets and details.
Wells Fargo has partnered with SVP to serve as the 2019 SEED20 Presenting Sponsor to continue to foster a culture of social innovation in our community.
“Wells Fargo is excited to extend and increase our financial support for SEED20. We have been a leading funder of this program from year one since it was introduced to Charlotte by Social Venture Partners. SEED20 identifies and helps nonprofits that are at the intersection of community need and social innovation,” says Jay Everette, Senior Community Relations Manager at Wells Fargo. “We are always excited to see which organizations participate and we learn from them as they tell compelling stories of mission, need and impact. Many SEED20 program nonprofit participants are now funded by our Foundation thanks to this innovative effort made possible by Social Venture Partners.”
About Joe Martin ALS Foundation
The Joe Martin ALS Foundation believes that with the help of family and a caring community people with ALS can live with purpose, with joy, and with hope. This philosophy drives us to empower families with the knowledge and tools to navigate this progressive disease. The Joe Martin ALS Foundation provides in-home care, wheelchair transportation, medical equipment loans, and many other services at no cost to families fighting ALS.
About Social Venture Partners
Social Venture Partners Charlotte (SVP) is part of a global network of strategic philanthropists helping to strengthen high-impact organizations that are attacking social and economic inequality in Charlotte. SVP invests through venture philanthropy, a model of giving where its members (Partners) not only provide grants, but also invest their collective professional expertise and time to support a carefully selected portfolio of nonprofits with the greatest potential to remove barriers to upward mobility. To learn more, please visit www.socialventurepartners.org/charlotte.