Dallas Capital Bank is proud to announce that our Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Officer Sherri Wolfe has been invited to join the Dallas board of Social Venture Partners International (SVP), a philanthropic network that brings together volunteers, donors, nonprofits, community leaders and social enterprises in order to improve our local community and the lives of our citizens with greater collective impact.
The Dallas chapter is one of more than 40 SVP affiliate organizations in nine countries, each of which invests in local communities. With more than 3,500 engaged members and partners, SVP International is the largest network of engaged philanthropists in the world. It has been active in the Dallas area for nearly 10 years, working closely with United Way, the City of Dallas and the Dallas Foundation, as well as entities that provide financial grants.
“My first introduction to SVP was in 2018,” Sherri explained, “when one of my colleagues here at Dallas Capital Bank invited me to attend the regular SVP meeting. I was immediately intrigued! The membership is so diverse – local business executives, lawyers, CPAs, directors of non-profits – and it was so inspiring to witness first-hand the passion that all these people have for making a valuable and lasting impact in their community.”
Sherri participated in SVP as a member for about six months, including serving as a volunteer for SVP’s Big Bang two-day event in October, during which nonprofits and charitable organizations pitch their philanthropic ideas and goals to be chosen to receive SVP funding – often to the tune of $25,000 or more. She subsequently became an SVP Partner and has served in that capacity for over a year, assisting several committees in providing strategic assistance to non-profits.
In 2019, Wolfe served on a committee supporting POETIC, which supports young women who have come out of the judicial system or escaped human trafficking, and helps them learn important life skills, finish their education, and acquire entrepreneurial skills that could help them start their own businesses. She also worked with Akola, a non-profit that both SVP and Dallas Capital Bank support through their initiatives.
Sherri’s career in banking includes over 15 years with a large financial institution, followed by several years working for her family’s business. That experience fueled her interest in supporting small businesses, entrepreneurial ventures and start-up companies. One of the many reasons she chose to join Dallas Capital Bank was the opportunities we provide to serve small business owners and the local community.
“I want to serve those folks left behind by larger corporations – people and organizations that are overlooked and underserved. SVP absolutely aligns with Dallas Capital Bank’s mission of reinvesting in the community and supporting smaller organizations that have the power to move the needle but struggle to acquire funding. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to help make a difference in both my professional and personal endeavors and am honored and humbled to be given this tremendous opportunity to continue to grow change through Social Venture Partners.”
And we at Dallas Capital Bank are honored to have Sherri on our team. To learn more about SVP’s Dallas chapter, read here. To learn more about Dallas Capital’s efforts in the community, check out our blog, which includes highlights of our work with Akola and a variety of other local organizations.