Lehigh Financial helps purchase community center

Allentown, PA — A year after announcing their vision, the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center finally has a building to call its own, thanks to a mortgage acquired through the assistance of the team at Lehigh Financial Group.

Once open, the 13,000 s/f building at 522 W. Maple St. right off of W. Hamilton St. in Allentown, the Lehigh Valley’s first LGBT community center in downtown Allentown will provide direct services to members of the LGBT community, including cultural, educational and health promotion programs. Lehigh Financial’s Jeff Barber and Lewis Edwards helped arrange the financing through People’s First Federal Credit Union for the organization. “Non-profit financing is among the hardest to get done, nationally, so when you can get financing for an organization like this, it really speaks to the strength of that organization,” Barber said. “People’s First did something not many lenders do for non-profits, but the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a very thorough organization. They have very strong management and organization.”

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