Fast Pitch 2017 | Finalists Announced

Mar 13, 2017

What do education, financial literacy, military families, skateboarding, Alzheimer’s, autism, literacy, health and human services, and animal rescue have in common?

These are all issues being tackled by our 2017 Fast Pitch Finalists.


Introducing our nine finalists:

1. Arizona Coalition for Military Families Nicola Winkel, Program Consultant/Community Liaison
2. Labor’s Community Service Agency Stephen Sparks, Development Manager
3. The Nagi Foundation – Shelia Iyengar, Executive Director and Founder
4. NorthBridge College Success Program Jason Moore, Executive Director
5. Pal Experiences – Melanie Isaacs, Founder and Chief Inclusion Officer
6. Read Better Be Better – Kelsey Pickney, Program Coordinator
7. Skate After School – Ryan Lay, Co-Founder
8. Zenjoi – For-profit – Jacob Hamman, Founder
9. Fortunes Financial – Joshua Smith, CEO and ASU Student

On March 28, these #svpinnovators will receive 180 seconds to inspire the audience and panel of distinguished judges. Don’t miss out on #svpfastpitch!
Secure Your Seat!
Prices are currently $75, but will increase the week before the event. VIP tickets are $125, and you receive preferred seating, program recognition, and a drink ticket. Secure your spot today. Ticket Link. Or get 10 of your friends, colleagues, fellow volunteers together and go in on a team building ticket package. For $650, you receive 10 tickets, preferred seating, and an optional one-hour training session with SVPAZ staff.
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For every Lyft ride using these codes, #SVPAZ will receive a portion of the earnings. Win-win-win! Thank you, Lyft!