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Friday, February 3, 2017

Good Fund Stands with Immigrants, Refugees, & Muslim People

Capital Good Fund’s Statement on the President’s Executive Order
Regarding Immigrants & Refugees |  2/3/2017

At Capital Good Fund we firmly believe that all those in need, regardless of religion, sexuality, ethnicity, gender identity, or legal status, have a fundamental human right to dignity, hope, and opportunity. And that is why we are appalled by the President’s Executive Order banning certain refugees from entering this country and restricting travel for some visa holders and legal permanent residents of the United States.

History has shown time and again that trafficking in fear, hate, deception, and scapegoating of the vulnerable can lead down a slippery slope to fascism and genocide. Today we add our voice to those choosing love over fear. We choose to affirm an America embodied by the Statue of Liberty and her timeless refrain: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...”

As a public charity we cherish our role in serving all who come to our door. Our community is Muslim, undocumented, Christian, LGBTQ, Jewish, disabled, atheist, African American, Buddhist, and Native American. We take pride in our efforts to create pathways out of poverty and into prosperity for all. We are proudly headquartered in the sanctuary city of Providence, Rhode Island, but our reach extends to the people of Delaware and Florida. Over time, we hope to serve vulnerable populations nationwide.

In these uncertain times, we vow to tear down walls with love, replace bans with open arms, and support all who feel threatened by a minority that seeks to dangerously wield its power. We stand alongside the masses who already are mobilized in the airports, the streets, and the halls of Congress to preserve the American values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Our diversity is our greatest strength.


Andrew V. Posner, Chief Executive Officer
Randall P. Rice, Chairman of the Board
Libby Kimzey, Chief Operating Officer
Allison Barinas, Client Services Officer
Anim Yeboah, Web Development Officer
Chadria Major-Thomas, Director of Loan Origination
Charles Frumerie, Director of Communications
Diane Costa, Human Resources Officer
Elijah Peterson, Senior Development Officer
Heiry Bulux, Loan Officer
Joyce Braboy, Accounting Manager
Laura Y. Rijo, Director of Loan Servicing
Muna Idriss, Director of Systems
Sarah Laird, Development Officer
Simon Lichter, Market Research Officer
Vannessa Ramirez, Loan Officer

If you prefer, you can download a PDF of this statement here.