“WiL Turner had a dream of providing fitness training to low income Dallas families, but struggled financially to make his dream a reality.
“He came to PeopleFund for financial assistance, guidance to develop a business strategy, build his networks, and launch his business. With our support, WiL is now able to provide affordable training to his clients, and furthermore, has been a leader in the LGBT community—turning his gym into a haven for LGBT individuals seeking a safe place to work out where they are not targeted or discriminated against. WiL inspires his clients and motivates them to seek healthy, prosperous lives.
“WiL is just one of many entrepreneurs PeopleFund helps each and every day. Over the past 20 years, we have created 3,000 jobs, provided 35,000 hours of business education, and lent $31 million in communities across Texas.
“Our clients are the coffee shop down the street, the daycare where you drop off your kids each morning, the restaurant with the best tacos in town, and the home healthcare you rely on to help your aging parents. Small business is big business in Texas, and countless underserved small business owners need our help to create jobs and provide needed services to the communities in which they live.
“We inspire, educate, fund, and elevate our clients on the path to prosperity and the American Dream. Support from North Texas Giving Day has enabled us to provide needed funds and education to veterans, minorities, women – those who need us most – so small businesses can keep their doors open.
“On behalf of the PeopleFund family and the clients we serve, thank you for your participation in North Texas Giving Day.
-By Gary Lindner, PeopleFund President and CEO
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