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Springwire

To secure access to benefits and services, people who are homeless need a way to produce, manage and store personal documentation. But how?

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Other
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 1991
  • Employees 11
  • Website springwire.us

Company Summary

Springwire connects people in crisis with the social services and support networks that surround them – expanding a community’s capacity to care. By providing free access to tailored communication tools, Springwire restores a sense of hope and dignity, enabling people in transition to stabilize their lives and get access to the help they need to move out of crisis. We are best known for our Community Voice Mail program.

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    Jennifer Brandon
    Executive Director

    Jennifer Brandon has served as Executive Director of Springwire’s National Office since 1998. During her tenure, Springwire has expanded its presence across the country by negotiating national partnerships, advocating for improved telecommunications for low-income people, and promoting Springwire within homeless and social services. Jennifer is a frequent guest speaker on issues of homelessness, digital inclusion, and communications equity.

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    Steve Albertson
    New Initiatives Director

    Steve Albertson joined Springwire in April 2004, and has served in a number of technology and program capacities. As New Initiatives Director, he focuses on new uses for Community Voice Mail, and new opportunities to bring information and communication resources to Springwire clients.

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    Peg Giffels
    Deputy Director

    Peg joined Springwire as Deputy Director in April of 2012. Prior to Springwire, Peg led fundraising, communications and community education programs at two Northwest nonprofits—NPower Northwest and Alliance for a Just Society.Peg joined Springwire as Deputy Director in April of 2012. Prior to Springwire, Peg led fundraising, communications and community education programs at two Northwest nonprofits—NPower Northwest and Alliance for a Just Societ

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    Anna Landa
    Program Director

    Anna Landa joined Springwire in 2007 as the Program Development Coordinator to the Springwire National staff. Anna focuses on supporting the existing Springwire Federation and developing new Springwire sites across the country.

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    Andrea John-Smith
    Interim Director of Development

    Andrea John-Smith has served as Springwire’s Interim Director of Development since 2009. She leads and manages resource development and donor relationship building for the organization, and supports the communications and fundraising efforts of Springwire partners throughout North America.

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    Annie StClair
    Director of Information Technology

    Annie has a strong passion for technology and loves to tinker. From a young age she has been building computers and learning everything she can get her hands on. Annie has 8+ years in System Administration, Management, and Customer Service, and most recently was the Sr. Technical Support Analyst for the internet-based real estate company Redfin for 2+ years.

Advisors

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    Davis Wright Tremaine
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    Jones & Associates
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Cisco Foundation
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    The Boeing Company Puget Sound
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    The Ford Foundation
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