Lafayette Square hires andrea felesky as managing director and head of client audit
IMPACT

We believe capital

and

services

when delivered

together, make impact

Lafayette Square seeks to make positive social and economic impact in underserved communities

We envision a world of economic opportunity, where all people and communities can participate.

By increasing access to economic opportunity, we can create a strong workforce and a more inclusive American economy.

We believe improving the lives of the employees, particularly low-to-moderate income workers, will strengthen the companies they work for and help middle-market businesses grow.

COMPLEMENTING

Capital with Services

Alongside our capital, we offer impactful services from a network of third-party providers designed to uplift our portfolio companies by improving employee well-being, productivity, and workforce retention.

These services are in the form of new or enhanced employer-sponsored benefits curated to meet the specific needs of the borrower, their employees, and the community or region at hand.

By improving the job quality and lives of their employees, we believe companies can profit from a more engaged and productive workforce.

OUR SERVICES

Our service providers offer solutions for to employees focused on three broad categories:

These services currently include, but are not limited to:

  • Mental wellness education
  • Financial coaching
  • One-on-one resource navigation support
  • Zero-percent small-dollar loans
  • Student loan repayment and tuition assistance programs
  • A pathway to homeownership for essential workers
  • A pathway to credit building for renters
  • Support for working parents to improve outcomes for K-12 students
  • Solutions to improve healthcare access and outcomes
OUR GOAL IS TO:

Improve job quality, increase benefits adoption, improve financial wellbeing, and boost employee retention

across all of our portfolfio companies and partners

Community Impact

At Lafayette Square, impact is fundamental to our operating thesis. We are purposely structured to create double bottom line returns - supporting both our shareholders and our communities.

2-2-2

IMPACT MODEL

2% Equity

2% of Lafayette's founding stock will be used to capitalize the Lafayette Square Foundation, an in-house foundation aligned with our impact goals

2% Profits

Lafayette will donate 2% of its profits to the charitable causes across the United States

2% Time

Lafayette employees are given 5 paid days of volunteer time to use annually

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