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Kitchen Harvest — A Bit of a Love Story

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

By Frances Schwabenland, our photojournalist. If you are lucky enough to spend time with Chris, you will be in the midst of poetry in motion! An artist of nature! It was just after sunrise when I was introduced to the Kitchen Harvest garden. I am not a morning person but the thought of missing that golden light awakening those tender baby strawberries and...

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Wash Cycle Laundry — Up Close and Personal

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

By Frances Schwabenland, our photojournalist. “I have to be here.” Mildred was fighting a cold but she didn’t let that stop her. Her sense of responsibility and dedication has made her the first Employee of the Month for Wash Cycle Laundry. That morning, 39 bags filled with clothes, linens, sheets and towels had to be weighed, checked in...

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Hal & Me

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 in Blog | 12 comments

Above: Hal loved all of our loan recipients, including Gabriel Mandujano of Wash Cycle Laundry, who gifted us these great sweatshirts. My dear friend Hal passed away yesterday. I was so incredibly lucky to work with Hal for a decade. What a man, what a character, what an inspiration. He walked his talk with joy in his heart and a good dose of mischief...

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The first-ever Untours Ungala

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 in Blog, Investees, Special Event | 0 comments

On October 3rd, Untours — the foundation and business together — hosted the first-ever Ungala, in celebration of 40 years of Untours and 23 years of the foundation. We brought together staff, board members, Untourists and donors, investees and community partners into a board member’s home for a cozy evening of socializing. We’ve...

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Remembering Norma Taussig

Remembering Norma Taussig

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in Blog, Models | 2 comments

Norma Lee Black Taussig, our dear friend and co-founder of the foundation, died yesterday at 92. I think Norma would have said she wasn’t 92 years “young,” but 92 years “old.” She lived through much hardship including the death of her beloved brother when she was young to living with the effects of a serious stroke in the last...

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Green businesses hatching everywhere!

Green businesses hatching everywhere!

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in Blog, Models | 0 comments

T​here’s a new crop of business incubators and ​​​shared work spaces ​around the US ​that are housing some of our current and potential loan recipients,​ among others​. Myself and Jon Blum, our fantastic pro bono consultant, just visited on​e​ such space, The Pipeline,​ in Philadelphia. The view from one of its meeting rooms is Philadelphia City Hall...

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