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Community gathers for annual pitch program for nonprofit entrepreneurs April 16, 2018 at the Knight Theater CHARLOTTE, NC – Social Venture Partners (SVP) is proud to announce Wells Fargo as the Presenting Sponsor of SEED20, a program to identify, highlight, and connect the community to the region’s most promising social entrepreneurs tackling pressing challenges.

“It has been truly fantastic to watch this event grow thanks to the continued support of Wells Fargo, our sponsors, and SVP Partners,” says Susan Daniel, SVP Executive Director. “We know that to face the challenges in our region we need creative and steadfast nonprofit leaders; we connect the community to these social innovators through our SEED20 efforts.”

Wells Fargo has partnered with SVP to serve as the 2018 SEED20 Presenting Sponsor to continue to help 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.”

Other sponsors connecting these innovative people and organizations to the community through SEED20 include: Reemprise Fund, UNC Charlotte, Ally, McGuireWoods and Beacon Partners.

Tickets to this inspiring event go on sale on January 16, 2018. Visit for tickets and details.

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

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