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Intern Farewell – Samantha Gonzales

By Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern Coming into my first day at PeopleFund, my feelings could be described in one word: excitement. I had been around the office before, I had met most of the staff (and thought I remembered their names), and had been shown where I would be spending…

By Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern Coming into my first day at PeopleFund, my feelings could be described in one word: excitement. I had been around the office before, I had met most of the staff (and thought I remembered their names), and had been shown where I would be spending…

‘Tis the Season for Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and gratitude, a season in which we turn up our coats against the cold and turn to each other for community and holiday cheer. It can often feel hectic, crowded, and stressful as we brave the grocery aisles to put together annually anticipated recipes. Thanksgiving certainly…

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and gratitude, a season in which we turn up our coats against the cold and turn to each other for community and holiday cheer. It can often feel hectic, crowded, and stressful as we brave the grocery aisles to put together annually anticipated recipes. Thanksgiving certainly…

Emprende ofrece a participantes la oportunidad de prepararse para un préstamo

La primera sesión del programa Emprende se llevó a cabo este mes. Emprende es un nuevo programa ofrecido por PeopleFund completamente en español que ofrece a los participantes la oportunidad de prepararse para un préstamo.  Durante las primeras cuatro horas, los participantes aprendieron sobre administración financiera, y fueron guiados al realizar su…

La primera sesión del programa Emprende se llevó a cabo este mes. Emprende es un nuevo programa ofrecido por PeopleFund completamente en español que ofrece a los participantes la oportunidad de prepararse para un préstamo.  Durante las primeras cuatro horas, los participantes aprendieron sobre administración financiera, y fueron guiados al realizar su…

Client Feature – American Forensics

By Miku Sakamoto, Development and Communications Coordinator  David Leavitt was working as a chief operating officer for a group of doctors in Plano back in 2009. His wife, Dr. Amy C. Gruszecki, was a medical examiner for Dallas County and found her job growing stale. David realized that he no longer wanted…

By Miku Sakamoto, Development and Communications Coordinator  David Leavitt was working as a chief operating officer for a group of doctors in Plano back in 2009. His wife, Dr. Amy C. Gruszecki, was a medical examiner for Dallas County and found her job growing stale. David realized that he no longer wanted…

Veteran Entrepreneurship Helps Smooth Transition to Civilian Life

by Emily Neie, Development and Communications intern In December of 1968, David Pendleton joined the US Navy when he was 17 years old. He completed three assignments on three different ships, ending his naval service after a tour aboard the USS Holland in Rota, Spain. When David returned home in 1972, the…

by Emily Neie, Development and Communications intern In December of 1968, David Pendleton joined the US Navy when he was 17 years old. He completed three assignments on three different ships, ending his naval service after a tour aboard the USS Holland in Rota, Spain. When David returned home in 1972, the…

Client Feature – Ribbie’s Hair Accessories

by Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern The idea for Ribbie’s Hair Accessories came to owner Kim Marable out of necessity. She was unhappy with existing hair bows available for her daughter, so she created her own. Only six months after launching Ribbie’s in 2008, Kim was rushing to fill an order…

by Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern The idea for Ribbie’s Hair Accessories came to owner Kim Marable out of necessity. She was unhappy with existing hair bows available for her daughter, so she created her own. Only six months after launching Ribbie’s in 2008, Kim was rushing to fill an order…

PeopleFund Intern Welcome – Emily Neie

by Emily Neie, Development & Communications Intern My name is Emily Neie and I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2014 with a B.A. in English and Rhetoric and Writing. During my last two years of study, I interned at the Harry Ransom Center, a world-renowned arts and…

by Emily Neie, Development & Communications Intern My name is Emily Neie and I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2014 with a B.A. in English and Rhetoric and Writing. During my last two years of study, I interned at the Harry Ransom Center, a world-renowned arts and…

Tory Burch Foundation and Bank of America Host Elizabeth Street Capital Event in Dallas for Women Entrepreneurs

  Tory Burch Foundation and Bank of America Host Elizabeth Street Capital Event in Dallas for Women Entrepreneurs Event is Part of Initiative Designed to Provide Access to Affordable Loans, Mentoring Support and Networking Opportunities Dallas, Texas —Tory Burch Foundation (TBF) and Bank of America hosted an Elizabeth Street Capital event on…

  Tory Burch Foundation and Bank of America Host Elizabeth Street Capital Event in Dallas for Women Entrepreneurs Event is Part of Initiative Designed to Provide Access to Affordable Loans, Mentoring Support and Networking Opportunities Dallas, Texas —Tory Burch Foundation (TBF) and Bank of America hosted an Elizabeth Street Capital event on…

East Night through the years

By Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern PeopleFund’s East Night Celebration is quickly approaching (October 23, 2014!) and on top of a great event for our clients, this East Night will also mark our 20th year serving communities across Texas. Over the last 20 years, we’ve lent $32 million, created 3,000 jobs,…

By Samantha Gonzales, Development & Communications Intern PeopleFund’s East Night Celebration is quickly approaching (October 23, 2014!) and on top of a great event for our clients, this East Night will also mark our 20th year serving communities across Texas. Over the last 20 years, we’ve lent $32 million, created 3,000 jobs,…