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Annual Celebration

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

At SVP Seattle, we continue to challenge the norms of philanthropy and reimagine giving, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

Join us at our Annual Celebration, we will feature a discussion titled “Breaking the ‘Fake’ Rules of Philanthropy.”  This discussion, moderated by SVP’s Board Chair Ruby Love, will feature insights from Andrea ArenasStephanie McLemore BrayRosa PeraltaAda Williams Prince, and Dennis Quirin. Together, they will share their experiences in challenging philanthropy’s “rules,” the obstacles they’ve faced, and offer tools for you to do the same. We invite you to join us and become inspired to break some rules of your own!

Meet our Speakers:

Ruby Love

SVP Board Chair

Ruby Love is a transformational business leader and founder of Love Resource Development Group, LLC. She is an entrepreneur and strategist known for advocating for socially responsible business and community organizations. Her career has afforded relationships that have brought millions of much-needed philanthropic support to the arts, education, STEM, social services, and advancing philanthropy. She has served as Chair and on the executive team of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Rockford, IL; Chicago, IL, and Washington State. She has served as Chief Development Officer to such organizations like United Way of King County, College Success Foundation, and Washington STEM. Her clients have included Pacific Lutheran University, Xavier University, Girl Scouts USA, Wilberforce University, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Community to Community, Children of the Setting Sun, Front and Centered, and others. Following over thirty years on staff and as principal of Love Resource Development Group she transitioned to Venture Scale one of Washington State’s first social purpose corporations.

From an early age growing up with parents who led civil rights in her community, Ruby honed her skills as an activist, organizer, and leader for racial justice. She attended Coe College and Western Washington State University. She enjoys advising emerging entrepreneurs to unlock the keys to building a better world with great technology, philanthropy advisors and fundraisers, positioning racial equity and social justice always front and center. Her love of artists in live performance, jazz, a great book, golf, and her active family fill her days.

Ada Williams Prince

A creative leader at the cutting edge of global and domestic philanthropy. Ada has worked for two decades to advance the power and influence of women and girls of color around the world, She has conceived groundbreaking disruptions to philanthropic norms and scalable models to transform the field along the way. By championing the formation of the first ‘Women and Girls of Color Design Council’ within a premium philanthropic and venture organization, she has envisioned a future in philanthropy and investment built around silo-busting investment strategies and fundamental trust in women and girls at the intersection of gender, race/ethnicity and economics. Ada is leading a growing community of funders committed to transforming capital and decision making.

Stephanie R. McLemore Bray

SVP Board member

Stephanie has over 35 years of experience in the non-profit sector, having served local, regional and national organizations and institutions. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, organizational change management, program development, nonprofit board governance and fundraising. She is the founder of Touchstone Leadership Group, a consulting and project management firm. She served as Chief Engagement Officer at Seattle Foundation, a community foundation serving Seattle and King County.

Prior to that role, she was President and CEO of United Way California Capital Region. Stephanie has served in executive leadership roles at San Francisco General Hospital Foundation and UC Davis Health System. A graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Stephanie was a participant in Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management in July, 2012. She is currently on the board of the Hurston Wright Foundation and Pacific University’s Masters in Nonprofit Leadership Program’s Advisory Council, Seattle Social Venture Partners, and Orchid Capital Collective. She has lectured on philanthropy at UC Davis School of Management and is an adjunct instructor at Pacific University of Oregon’s Masters in Nonprofit Leadership Program. Her essays and scholarly articles on philanthropy and the Black maternal health crisis have been published in the journal Health Equity, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, BlackPersonBirthingJustice.org, and Blavity.com. In 2018, Stephanie founded Black Women Write, a Sacramento and Seattle-based organization that uplifts and supports Black women writers on the path to publication.

Rosa Peralta

Senior Program Office of Equity Impact, Satterberg Foundation

Rosa is the Senior Program Officer of Equity Impact at the Satterberg Foundation. Before joining Satterberg, Rosa worked in the civil rights, juvenile justice, education, and healthcare fields. Her life’s work focuses on developing tools and standards to improve and increase collaboration among public institutions, nonprofit organizations, and foundations to develop programs and systems that protect and advance the rights of youth and BIPOC communities. Rosa considers herself a ‘philanthropic infiltrator,’ where she challenges the orthodoxy of the philanthropic sector from the inside out. She believes that the people most affected by injustice must play a central role in their liberation, including challenging and holding the philanthropic sector accountable.

Rosa volunteers her time at several nonprofits. She was appointed by Washington State Governor Inslee to serve on the Board of Trustees for Seattle Colleges, where she currently serves as President of the Board. Rosa came to the United States as an undocumented farm worker from Mexico and has lived in Seattle, Washington, for more than 30 years. Rosa holds sociology degrees from Whitman College (BA) and the University of Michigan (MA), where she is a PhD candidate.

Dennis Quirin

Executive Director of Raikes Foundation

Dennis Quirin is the executive director of the Raikes Foundation. Dennis oversees the Foundation’s work in advancing equity and sets the organization’s priorities on strategy, grantmaking and partnerships. In 2023 he established the Resourcing Equity and Democracy (RED) department at the Foundation to compliment the foundation’s long-standing and successful focus on improving youth serving systems. RED focuses on building a representative, multiracial democracy through base organizing. While at the Raikes Foundation, Dennis has overseen the grant approval process moving 125 million dollars to hundreds of nonprofits to advance the Foundation’s work.  

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Dennis was the president of the Neighborhood Funders Group, where he led the organization’s strategy, partnership development, budgeting, and overall management. 

Dennis has spent more than two decades supporting social and racial equity as a funder, campaigner, fundraiser, and organizer through a variety of roles in California and nationally. Specifically, he designed and led the Race and Equity Collaborative at the Proteus Fund and was on the senior leadership teams at Californians for Justice, and the government reform initiative California Forward. He got his start in social equity and social impact work as a fellow at Public Allies and as a community organizer at Aids Healthcare Foundation and Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE). He has worked on a variety of political campaigns, ballot initiatives, and other special projects. He currently serves on the boards of the Common Counsel Foundation, Way To Rise, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. Dennis is a proud Alumni of Carleton College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Andrea Arenas

Founder of Andrea Arenas Consulting

Andrea Arenas is an advocate for reimagining fundraising and philanthropy through community-driven approaches. With over 17 years of nonprofit experience, she is the founding Co-Chair of Community-Centric Fundraising. Now a consultant, Andrea previously worked for a philanthropic foundation, leading equitable grantmaking practices for communities in the Puget Sound. As the Director of Development at Seattle Parks Foundation, she led individual, corporate, and institutional giving programs and supported 80 neighborhood-led fiscally sponsored groups with their fundraising. Andrea aims to support organizations as they explore how fundraising and philanthropy practices can better embody equity and collective community.


June 20
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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