It is our sincere pleasure to introduce our community to Andrew Burwick, an SVP Partner who joined SVP Boulder County this summer.
Andrew has been connected to Boulder County’s nonprofit sector for many years, having served on the boards of several local nonprofits, TGTHR (formerly Attention Homes), the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and Out Boulder County as well as more recently, as a staff member at TGTHR. Andrew first encountered SVP during its catapult engagement with TGTHR, and he later decided to join SVP as a Partner for several reasons. “I joined because I know and respect many current SVP partners,” Andrew says, “and I’m excited about working with folks who are willing to use their skills and knowledge to help improve the quality of life for everyone in our community.”
Andrew shares that his involvement with Boulder’s nonprofit sector has given him the chance “to feel more deeply connected to my hometown and become friends with interesting and talented people working in this sector. I’ve also been really inspired by some of the major accomplishments I’ve seen local organizations achieve over the years and look forward to supporting more groups in taking those kinds of big steps forward.”
Professionally, Andrew has over 20 years of experience in program evaluation, policy research and analysis, and nonprofit leadership. He believes strongly in the potential of data-driven decision making to promote positive social change. As an evaluator and researcher, he has consulted with government agencies and philanthropies to design and conduct impact, implementation, and cost-benefit studies of programs and initiatives in a wide range of fields–including early childhood education, housing and homelessness prevention, child welfare, food security, and workforce development.
Andrew is drawing on this background as he begins working with SVP’s Impact Cohort. “I’ve enjoyed participating in the Impact Cohort’s discussions about how to expand SVP’s model to support systems-level change,” said Andrew. He adds, “It’s motivating to ‘think big’ in this way and pursue an ambitious vision of what SVP can accomplish. I like the work of defining just how SVP might help effect systems change and figuring out how we’ll know when that kind of change is actually happening.”
Andrew is also involved in SVP’s new partnership with the City of Boulder’s Community, Culture, Resilience and Safety (CCRS) Tax Grant Program, helping prepare SVP to offer capacity-building support to City grantees.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew moved to Boulder 20 years ago from New York City with his husband, and they are now raising two sons here. In his free time, Andrew enjoys reading and talking about all kinds of books, cooking, and trail running.
Please join us in welcoming Andrew Burwick to SVP Boulder County!