Number 115 April 23, 2021 St. Louis
Justine PETERSEN Publishes Inaugural North of Delmar Bulletin
Justine PETERSEN’s physical office space is North of Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis City. And we not only work “North of Delmar,” we deploy capital North of Delmar, over $56 M since our founding. Moreover, we have provided credit counseling to over 4,000 individuals North of Delmar. Recognized as a divide that stifles investment, Delmar Boulevard is the Berlin Wall of St. Louis, a physical manifestation of the racial equity gap that separates St. Louis not only economically, but spiritually. Earlier this week, Justine PETERSEN released its inaugural “North of Delmar Bulletin,” which details our commitment to invest North of Delmar. JP will publish the bulletin quarterly. Read the first edition here!
JP’s Sheri Flanigan-Vazquez Participates in Advisors in Philanthropy Panel Discussing Impact Investing in CDFIs
This past week, JP’s Chief Operating Officer Sheri Flanigan-Vazquez participated in a national panel discussion organized by Advisors in Philanthropy (AIP). Titled “Supporting Local Communities: Maximizing Philanthropic Impact by Investing in Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs),” the webinar catered to AIP members looking to help philanthropies maximize their impact through targeted community investment programs. The webinar covered the lifecycle of a CDFI investment from idea to execution. Joining Sheri on the panel were Catherine Berman, Co-founder of CNote and Mark Doherty, Director of Investments at the San Francisco Foundation.
Give STL Day is May 6th!
Give STL Day is almost here! This past year has been difficult for everyone, especially local small businesses that might be struggling to stay afloat. In order to continue to serve and uplift those in the St. Louis area and bring our community together, Justine PETERSEN is participating in Give STL Day, which will be held on May 6th, 2021. This is a day where you can make a difference in the lives of local small business owners, first-time homeowners and those who seek to become more economically empowered. Your gift to Justine PETERSEN is exponentially leveraged through our asset-building products and services. That is, whatever the size of your contribution, it ultimately translates to significant dollars that help equip individuals in facing the financial realities of the marketplace.
Visit www.givestlday.org/justinepetersen to pre-schedule your donation today! And THANK YOU!
Puffy’s Puff Pockets (PPP 11.0)
Just when you thought we had exhausted every possible PPP configuration!! The PPP deadline extension has pushed us to keep on delivering week after week. In fact, this may become a perpetual endeavor. So, this week we bring you an actual JP small business borrower that comports to our rigorous alliteration parameters. Introducing Joe Robnett of Puffy’s Puff Pockets! Pictured is Joe with his soon-to-be road worthy food truck that was purchased with the assistance of JP financing. Come mid-May Joe will be purveying “puff pockets” that are on par with fusion tacos, offering fish, BBQ and Cajun permutations. Yum! Yum! Yum! (YYY 1.0)