Author Archives:

TRUIMPACT STORY | Jitaol Engineering

Headquartered in Fort Worth Texas, Jitaol Engineering is a versatile engineering company with more than 50 years of combined personnel experience. From construction to several forms of engineering services, professionals at Jitaol Engineering work to provide proven results for their client’s complex and challenging needs.   Theophilus Maku, President at Jitaol Engineering, says that when it […]

TRUIMPACT STORY | Design Architecture Art

“We believe that we have found, in you, a company that is genuine, serious and responsible.” That is what Neudes Valbuena, business owner of Design Architecture Art LLC, says about her company’s partnership with TruFund Financial Services.  As the owner of a HVAC construction company serving San Antonio, Texas, Valbuena says that accessing funds for […]


Cassandre’s journey from the corporate world to becoming the owner and general manager of Lakou Cafe in Weeksville, Brooklyn, is an inspiring tale of transformation and community impact. Recognizing the need for a space that would bring the community together, offer healthy food options, and promote community pride, she leveraged her background in finance, law, […]

TRUIMPACT STORY | Leroy’s LipSmack’n Lemonade

In 2014, Leroy and Sherilyn Hayward embarked on a remarkable journey when they founded Leroy’s LipSmack’n Lemonade, a business born out of love and the desire to create a brighter future for their autistic son, Leroy Hayward III. Their inspirational story begins in 2012 when young Leroy was just a boy, and it’s a testament […]

Kimberly D. Hardy, Esq. Joins TruFund Board of Directors Enhancing Expertise in Diversity & Inclusion

NEW YORK, NY — October 20, 2023 — TruFund Financial Services, Inc. is proud to welcome Kimberly D. Hardy, Esq., Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance Services with McKissack & McKissack, to its esteemed Board of Directors. With a wealth of experience and expertise in promoting diversity, inclusion, and compliance, Ms. Hardy’s appointment […]

Desiree Thomas Returns to TruFund as Vice President & Director of Climate Finance

NEW YORK, NY – November 1, 2023 – TruFund Financial Services, Inc. is delighted to welcome back Desiree A. Thomas, MBA, as she reprises her role with the organization, this time as the Vice President & Director of Climate Finance. In this capacity, Desiree will play a pivotal role in advancing energy-efficient projects on a […]

TruFund Financial Services, Inc. Announces Expansion of Impact Developers Fund (IDF)

TruFund Financial Services, Inc. Secures Additional $11.5 Million in Capital to Bolster Historically Under-Resourced Affordable Housing Developers NEW YORK, September 28, 2023 — TruFund Financial Services, Inc. is proud to announce the expansion of the Impact Developers Fund (IDF). The additional $11.5 million includes commitments from three new investors, in addition to increased commitments from […]

TruFund Financial Services, Inc. Announces Charles Foster as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

NEW YORK, May 4, 2023 – TruFund Financial Services (TruFund) is proud to announce  the appointment of Charles Foster as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  As the CFO and a member of TruFund’s Executive Leadership, Foster will oversee all areas of  the company’s fiscal management , including accounting, audit, treasury, and corporate […]

TruFund Financial Services, Inc. Partners with Mayor Adams and SBS to Announce the Opening of Applications for a Historic $75M “Opportunity Fund” to Help Small Businesses Lead Pandemic Recovery

NEW YORK, January 23, 2023 – TruFund Financial Services, Inc. (TruFund), New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim today announced the groundbreaking creation of the $75 million NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund, the largest public-private loan fund directed at small businesses in […]