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INCLUSIVE & ARTISTIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog, Models, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We invest worldwide in amazing businesses including several in Chester, PA, which is just ten minutes from our offices. Chester holds the tragic distinction of having the highest homicide rate in the US. But help has come from the heart of Chester in the form of several entrepreneurs, who have stepped up to the plate using the arts to transform this town...

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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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The Seriously Superior Shopping Guide

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in Fair Trade, Investees, Models | 0 comments

There are so many shopping guides out there for the holidays. Why is ours superior, seriously? Because these companies don’t just create wonderful products, they create good jobs, they care for the environment and create the positive changes we need in the world. And, finally, they are all “Investees” — the Untours Foundation has...

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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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An “Ace” Company

An “Ace” Company

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Investees, Models | 0 comments

The photograph above is a section of the foundation’s bookshelf, a historic tour in itself. For ten years, our foundation had a British connection through our loan to Belu, a water bottling company that modeled itself after Untours by giving its profits away. Hal couldn’t resist such a flattering business pitch: “We want to be just like you!” Read a...

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