January 2017 - Volume 15, Issue 1
LiftFund: Empowering Diverse
Entrepreneurs, Businesses 

By Lea Thompson, LiftFund Communications Associate 

The Adrian Dominican Sisters have, for six years, supported LiftFund's mission to empower entrepreneurs and help them realize their dreams. LiftFund is a non-profit lender that empowers diverse individuals and small business owners who have limited access to traditional sources of capital. Since 1994, the organization has connected entrepreneurs with affordable lending, education, mentoring and business development services.

As investors in LiftFund, the Adrian Dominican Sisters are helping thousands of clients achieve their personal and financial goals throughout 13 states ----  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

"For a small business owner, affordable and ethical capital is a top concern, and LiftFund is proud to lift economic barriers for those individuals," said Janie Barrera, LiftFund President and CEO. "The generosity of organizations like the Adrian Dominican Sisters enables LiftFund to increase financial opportunities for small businesses, provide the resources needed to create new jobs, and economic growth. We look forward to continuing this partnership as we empower individuals, families, and communities throughout our footprint."

Small business owners like Cynthia Nevels, owner of Soulgood Fast Food in Dallas, attribute their achievements to LiftFund's programming and loan services.

"I didn't start out with the means to open a restaurant," said Cynthia. "LiftFund has always been there for support; my LiftFund loan allowed me to build my business, support my family, and provide healthy, delicious foods to the community."

LiftFund offers one-on-one assistance, networking, and financial workshop opportunities and helps small business owners like Cynthia achieve the American dream. Clients have a 96 percent loan repayment rate, which LiftFund attributes to strong financial literacy.

To date, LiftFund has provided more than 18,000 business loans totaling more than $228 million to new and existing business owners ----  including traditionally underserved populations such as veterans, women, and minorities ----  and encouraged individuals to chart their own paths to success.

For more information on how to invest in LiftFund, click here.
PAB Online

We have a new website! Click here to see the new look and improved compatibility with various devices and to keep up with the latest PAB updates.

Don't forget to also like the Adrian Dominican Sisters on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Quick Links

Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Pinterest  View our videos on YouTube