A huge congratulations goes out to our 2014 SVPAZ Fast Pitch Finalists! This year, all participants were put to the test against tough competition. The selection process was rigorous, but ultimately, eight finalists were chosen. The eight 2014 Fast Pitch finalists are:
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona – Julie Chisholm
Diaper Bank of Central Arizona – Ginger Clayton
Phoenix Collegiate Academy – Rachel Yanof
Project Rising – Leslie Lindo
Ryan House – Julie Bank
Spot 127 – Greg Pereira
St. Joseph the Worker – Candace Sherwood
The Be Kind People Project – Saza Dimmick
Arizona Dream Builder Foundation – Valerie Churchwell
Neighbor’s Who Care – Eric Esht
We would also like to congratulate our Arizona State University student winner
All Walks – Jasmine Anglen
All of the SVPAZ Fast Pitch contenders have bootstrapped through two months of intensive training to hone in on their pitch. The competition was very fierce, as all 20 of the semi-finalists’ pitches were intriguing and impactful.
The chosen eight finalists non-profits are all diverse in nature, and provide wonderful services to local communities in need. They will compete for a number of prized, including the SVPAZ Investee Award. This award includes a multi-year grant of up to $100,000, as well as a possible five year investment cycle with access to partner time and talent in the area of capacity building.