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Local Philanthropist, Business Leader Latasha Causey Named CEO of Social Venture Partners Arizona
She’s a longtime fixture on the local business and philanthropy scene, and she’s taking the reins of a well-known nonprofit organization.
Latasha Causey will serve as the new chief executive officer of Social Venture Partners Arizona, the local branch of an international network of philanthropists and nonprofit supporters who share similar ideals and believe that, by strengthening philanthropists and nonprofits, they can strengthen communities.
Arriving at SVPAZ by way of USAA’s North Phoenix campus, where she held the title of director of regional site management, Causey has long been an advocate for causes of relevance to the metro Phoenix community, maintaining an active role in the Phoenix Chamber Foundation, Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix, Teach for America of Arizona and the Florence Crittenton Board of Directors, among other organizations.
Causey also currently serves as the co-chair of the Valley of the Sun United Way’s Women United leadership group and several upcoming charity events, including Florence Crittenton’s Teaming Up for Girls luncheon and the Teach for America dinner celebration.
“We are excited that Latasha brings so much local knowledge of the nonprofit sector to SVPAZ, and with her deep experience, we are confident she will lead SVPAZ into the next phase of our strategic initiatives,” said SVPAZ Board Chair Patrick Armstrong. “Latasha is a strong, dynamic and team-focused leader with an understanding of Arizona’s children’s issues and how students can enable change and enrich our desert community.”
Causey will officially assume her new role starting Monday, Feb. 25, taking over on behalf of Terri Wogan Calderon, who retired in December after serving 12 years as SVPAZ’s executive director.
“I’m beyond grateful to join the SVPAZ team,” Causey said. “I look forward to continuing living out the SVPAZ mission, allowing me to have an even bigger impact on the community I was born and raised in.”