Last night FINANTA celebrated 20 years of mission-driven nonprofit lending at the SugarHouse Casino Event Center.
The event brought together major players in the Philadelphia community development culture, including funders from banks, nonprofit leaders, and small business owners. FINANTA president Luis Mora and Board chair Jane Sobieski spoke of the importance of FINANTA’s work: that of providing access to capital and technical assistance to the Philadelphia regions underserved entrepreneurs, consumers, homebuyers, and job makers.
The evening was an amazing testament to the Philadelphia community’s commitment to an inclusive economy. The support of our partners, friends, clients, and funders is an invaluable asset to FINANTA. Without them, our work would not be possible.
Over the past two decades FINANTA has served hundreds of individuals seeking to expand their business, purchase a home, or increase assets. To these deserving clients, over $47 Million has been lent and 40,000 hours of technical assistance provided. In return, our clients have created or retained over 1,500 jobs, revitalized business communities through the city, and enriched the cultural fabric of our city.
FINANTA recognized major partners and exceptional clients at the event. Find the Awardees picture below:
PRECAPS group Los Cumplidos: Antonio, Augustina, Bienvenida, Julio, Miguel M., Miguel J., Yael
PRECAPS group Woodland African Unity: Almamy, Ben, Djiba, Fanta, Makemeh, Mariama, Sita
FINANTA Exceptional Clients: Carlos of Condor Limo Service, Miguel of ADCP, Patricia of NSCP, Santiago & Margarita of Lechonera Principe, Wilberto of La Primera Limo Service.
Friends of FINANTA: Fernando of Solutions International, Franklin of La Actualidad Informativa, Herman of The Welcoming Center, Jennifer of GPHCC, Jimmy of GPHCC, Lisa of SKCP, Marilyn of Cruz Realty, Natalie Jackson of the City of Philadelphia.
Partners of FINANTA: Julie of Santander Bank, Nelson of PNC Bank, Paige of TD Bank, Patricia of The Merchants Fund, Patrick of Wells Fargo Bank, Sharon of BB&T Bank, Stephanie of Wells Fargo Bank, Warren of Customers Bank