• 30 Years | 30 Causes

     
  • 2013 Marks SVB 30th Year in Business

    Cheers to the next 30!

    We decided to crowdsource ideas to celebrate from our employees, and it's no surprise that the "30 Years |30 Causes" idea was born. SVB employees are as dedicated to the communities and causes where they live and work as they are to our clients. Throughout 2013, all 1, 650 of us will participate in volunteer events in each of our locations worldwide. Check back here for photos and stories that we'll be sharing as the year goes on. To get involved, contact your favorite SVBer in your local market. Cheers to the next 30!

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    1 - Minneapolis - Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Entrepreneurs House

     July 11, 2013
    SVBers joined Twin Cities startups, investment firms and other businesses serving the startup community, to build the 2013 Entrepreneurs House for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. SVB also provided a $2,500 grant from the SVB Foundation for the project.
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    SVB Building (literally) a Stronger Twin Cities Community  

    2 - Virginia/DC - The Commonwealth Humane Society

    July 19, 2013Virginia/DC - The Commonwealth Humane Society

    Our Northern Virginia office will help renovate and increase the number of outdoor kennels for the Humane Society's shelter over the course of two volunteer days. With the completion of the project, the shelter will be able to triple the number of dogs saved in a year.
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    Banking on Teamwork

    3 - Denver - Denver Botanic Gardens

    Virginia/DC - The Commonwealth Humane SocietyAugust 9, 2013
    SVBers will be helping this community resource with beautification projects.
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    4 - Boston - Hennigan Elementary

    Virginia/DC - The Commonwealth Humane SocietyAugust 13, 2013
    Our team of more than 100 volunteers will spend the day beautifying one of our local public schools, with necessary updates and repairs before kids return to school in September.
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    Back to School Just Got Better for One Boston School

    5 - Portland - Supa Fresh Youth Farm

     August 16, 2013
    SVB's Portland team will spend the day rebuilding garden beds, building and arbor and harvesting vegetables for market with the SupaFresh Youth Farmers, who learn job and entrepreneurial skills while running two farms.
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    Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Spirit

    6 - Dallas - The Warren Center

     August 29, 2013
    SV B's Dallas team will help The Warren Center, which delivers therapeutic services to children with developmental difference prepare for one of its biggest events of the year at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
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    Community and Business Partner for Good in Dallas

    7 - Santa Rosa - North Bay Veterans Resource Center

     September 7, 2013
    The SVB team will help update the North Bay Veterans Resource Center facility, which offers programs such as business outreach, transitional housing, employment counseling and training and much more to US service members .
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    8 - Silicon Valley - Best Buddies Hearst Castle Challenge

    September 7, 2013
    SVBers, friends, family and colleagues will cycle Hwy 1 along the Pacific Ocean in a fundraising ride for Best Buddies. SVB has been a supporter of Best Buddies for a decade, has hired from the organization and this year stands to be the biggest fundraiser for this event for the second year in a row with more than $600K raised so far
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    9 - Raleigh - Hospice of Wake County

     September 11, 2013
    The local SVB team will volunteer to help with landscaping and weeding projects that will keep the campus beautiful for patients to enjoy a calming, peaceful environment as they cope with illness.
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    SVB Helps Activate Raleigh

    10 - Irvine - Eastshore Elementary School

     September 11, 2013
    Our Irvine employees will build a school garden for students to plant in the Fall.
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    11 - Dallas - Entrepreneurs for North Texas Foundation Freedom Day

     September 11, 2013
    SVB Dallas will spend the day painting, landscaping and providing minor repairs to the William Hawley Atwell Law Academy, in a low income area of South Dallas. William Hawley Atwell is a middle school that provides kids with the chance to learn about the legal profession and interact with people in the legal business.
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    Community and Business Partner for Good in Dallas

    12 - Shanghai - Shanghai Da Pu Qiao Sunshine Home

     September 13, 2013
    SVB employees from our offices in Shanghai and Beijing will participate in projects with the mentally challenged students who participate in the program.
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    13 - Philadelphia - United Way of Atlantic County

     September 13, 2013
    SVB's Philadelphia will organize and clean the 33,000 square foot warehouse that is being used to store the donations of clothing, furniture, personal hygiene items, etc. that have come in from individuals and businesses in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
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    SVB Takes Action to Help with Sandy

    14 - San Francisco - Literacy for Environmental Justice's EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park

     September 13, 2013
    Located in Bayview Hunters Point, the EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park is San Francisco's first completely off-grid building and the first environmental justice education center in the Bay Area. SVB volunteers will play a vital role in the upkeep of the EcoCenter by weeding, pruning, mulching, removing trash from the surrounding wetlands, removing invasive species and planting new native plants.
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    Pulling Weeds for the Greater Good

    15 - Los Angeles - LA Family Housing

     September 13-14, 2013
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    16 - London - Haileybury Youth Centre

    17 - Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City Youth Services Division

     September 14, 2013
    SVBers from Salt Lake City with SLC Youth Services, which offers shelter care, counseling and substance abuse services, after school programs, job training skills and round the clock crisis therapy for children from birth to 18.
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    SVB Offers Helping Hands to Salt Lake County Youth Services

    18 - San Diego - La Jolla Shores

     September 17, 2013
    SVBers will contribute to beach clean-up projects, contributing to the upkeep of the local environment.
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    19 - Seattle - PAWS

     September 18, 2013
    PAWS rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, shelters and adopts homeless cats and dogs, and educates people to make a better world for animals and people.
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    SVB Seattle Applies its Strength at Lynnwood PAWS

    20 - Napa – Pathway Home

    October 4, 2013
    Pathway Home provides treatment for Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other post-combat mental health challenges to military personnel who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The SVB team will help update the facility, a place where our vest gain skills to reintegrate into their families and the community at large.
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    SVB Napa Valley Helps Ease Veterans’ Return Home

    21 - Atlanta – REDEEM

    22 - Austin - Austin Habitat for Humanity

    October 23, 2013
    SVB's Austin team will help build a new home, a stronger community and hope for a family in the city..
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    SVB Austin Helps Build A House For A Local Family to Call Home
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    23 - New York City – Hudson River Park

    October 25, 2013
    Hudson River Park, the longest waterfront park in the United States, has transformed five miles of decaying piers and parking lots along Manhattan's West side into a beloved, urban recreational paradise. SVBers in our NYC office will weed, spread wood chips, and plant new flowers and plants in the Park's Habitat Garden in Chelsea, helping to transform the space for park visitors.
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    Preparing NYC for Spring

    24 - Menlo Park - Willow Oaks School

    October 26, 2013
    Willow Oaks School is a K-8 public school in the Ravenswood School District, an academic environment that draws from the culturally rich communities of East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. SVB volunteers at Willow Oaks School will help with exterior and interior painting, gardening, building an ADA-compliant wheelchair ramp, painting a mural and several other jobs to brighten the campus for students and staff to enjoy.
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    25 - Phoenix - Lincoln Elementary School

    Nov 2, 2013
    Our team of more than 100 volunteers will spend the day beautifying one of our local public schools, with necessary updates and repairs.
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    26 - Santa Rosa - Redwood Empire Food Bank

    27 - Israel - ELEM – Youth in Distress in Israel

    November 7, 2013
    Our Israel team will work help the center with painting and improvement projects.
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    28 - Chicago - Mollison Elementary School

    November 12, 2013
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    29 - India - 30 Years - Don Bosco Shelter Home Album

    November 15, 2013
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    30 - Santa Clara - Breast Cancer Connections

    November 20, 2013
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    31 - San Jose - InnVision Shelter Network

    December 11, 2013
    SVBers will participate in two events to provide some much needed TLC to a shelter for men and create materials for homeless families, such as activity kits for children.
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    32 - Pleasant Hill - Mt. Diablo Adult Center

    December 11, 2013.
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