The JP UP Date: Citi Gifts $200K To JP

Katie ArnoldThe JP UP date

Number 40                                November 1, 2019                                            St. Louis

Citi Advances JP’s Effort to Raise Credit Awareness with $200K Donation

Justine PETERSEN was thrilled to host longtime colleague George Wright of Citi, who presented a $200,000 check to support Justine PETERSEN’s efforts to raise credit awareness among low to moderate income individuals. Citi has been a steadfast collaborator with Justine PETERSEN over the years, and was the lead organizer of the first ever St. Louis Microfinance Conference held in 2010. Citi, through its work with microfinance organizations nationwide, prioritizes the role of credit awareness in financial asset-building for low to moderate income populations.

JP and 1st Financial Federal Credit Union
Co-present on the Impact of Local CDFIs

The entirety of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union’s staff gathered for a full day of team-building and knowledge sharing on October 14th. Titled “The Huddle,” and hosted at the Danforth Plant Science Center, 1st Financial Federal staff spent a day of sharing and learning. Laura Woods of 1st Financial Federal and Galen Gondolfi of Justine PETERSEN presented on the tangible work of local CDFIs (community development financial institutions), as both 1st Financial Federal and JP are certified CDFIs through the Department of the Treasury.

EHOC Presents Annual “Open Door” Awards

JP Staffer Shawna Collier recently attended EHOC’s (Equal Housing Opportunity Council) annual “Open Door” Awards, which honors those local individuals and practitioners that further the ideals of equal housing and financial empowerment for all. This year’s awardees included local attorney Debbie Greider and Frank Montgomery of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Justine PETERSEN is a past recipient of an “Open Door” Award. Pictured are Shawna Collier from JP, Will Jordan of EHOC, and Monica Campbell of Enterprise Bank and Trust.

Soup’s On!

Our staff soup kitchen was up and running this week. JP staff celebrated Halloween with a “cozy soup potluck” that featured such tasty concoctions as butternut squash soup, Mexican shrimp soup, green minestrone, white chicken chili, clam chowder, and of course, tomato soup. And the weather was just right for our soup day: rainy and cold.