On November 3rd, Highbanks staff, board of directors, volunteers and enthusiasts went to support Highbanks’ Executive Director, Patricia Glenn, at the fourth annual Social Venture Partners Calgary Fast Pitch Finals.  The event was held at Telus Spark and was buzzing with energy and enthusiasm of those supporting dozens of social ventures in the city of Calgary.

The event showcases local, non-profit organizations by means of telling their story in three minutes.  Over an eight week period prior to the event, participants were coached on how to succinctly tell the story of their agency in a compelling way.  They then present their pitch and are voted on by a panel of judges and the audience to win cash prizes for their respective agencies.

Once the participants presented, the audience held their breath as the winner was announced – “Patricia Glenn with Highbanks Society!”  So proud of our Executive Director and her work on telling the story of Highbanks.  Because of this win, we gratefully received $12,000 to support our young families at Highbanks!  Watch the past pitch videos here.

Thank you Social Venture Partners for the opportunity to share our story with the city, we look forward to supporting other non-profits at future events!