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Join us for an evening with Ciara Garcia, CEO of Social Venture Partners Tucson.

About this event

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community. We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30 – 35 minutes about their lessons and advice for professional growth and community impact.


  • TYP Members – Free (Enter your email address as the promo code to reveal your free ticket)
  • Community Members: $15


  • 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Networking and Appetizers
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CEO Speaker talk + Q&A

About Our Speaker

At the intersection of optimism, strategy, and action, you will find Ciara Garcia, a dedicated social change agent with 17 years’ experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Ciara believes in the power of relationships to transform individuals, organizations, and communities. Her diverse background in operations, fund development, governance, and programming provide her with a keen understanding of how to improve organizational systems and expand community impact.

Ciara has served as the President and CEO of Social Venture Partners Tucson since January 2016. In this role she provides strategic leadership, stakeholder engagement and resource development. Under Ciara’s leadership SVP set a bold direction for the organization’s future; one that maximizes growth, centers community voice, and drives towards measurable community outcomes. Prior to SVP, Ciara worked in social services with a focus on social and emotional support systems for children and families. In this role, she witnessed the importance of access to quality health care, mental and emotional support, and the value of multi-generation (2Gen) approaches.

Ciara values lifelong learning and is a graduate of ASU’s Nonprofit Leadership Academy, Thousand Currents Transforming Philanthropy Academy, and a Greater Tucson Leadership alumni. In 2011 she was recognized as one of Arizona’s Top 20 Up and Coming Nonprofit leaders and in 2013 as one of Tucson’s 40 Under 40 Honoree’s. She has worked on local and national systems change initiatives in the areas of social services, health care and philanthropy and has led workshops on fund development, change management and value centered leadership. She currently serves of the board of directors for Social Venture Partners International and is a member of Women at The Top.

Ciara’s passion and dedication to the Tucson community are driven by a love of her family – her husband Esteban and adult daughters Ariana and Aubrey. Ciara’s family shares her love for travel and adventure, including scuba diving, kayaking, hiking and exploring new and off-the-beaten path places.

What is TYP?

Tucson Young Professionals is a group of young business and community leaders focused on creating an innovative, prosperous and inclusive Greater Tucson for young professionals. Together we create a voice to help impact the development and growth of Tucson. Welcoming ages 21-45.

Learn more on our website and connect with us @tucsonyoungprofessionals on Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you to our sponsor the Talent Store!