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Pick up your copy of BusinessWeek today - is featured in a story in this week's edition titled "A Little Money Goes A Long Way". 

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L.A. Party Success - Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who made it out for our Los Angeles Awareness / Fundraiser party last Thursday, July 13th! 

We raised over $1000 for , which is great -- but what's more important is that numerous attendees who'd never heard of before the event identified with our mission and made loans on the site; if that's you, thank you even more! 

Join us at the Awareness Party in L.A.!

Lounge 217
217 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-6336

When: Thursday, July 13, 9:00pm (that's right - tomorrow!)

Following the tremendous success of our San Francisco, we are hosting an awareness party in Los Angeles. Come along and meet some crew, learn more about or just get an early start on the weekend! announces the addition of Reid Hoffman to the Board of Directors is honored to announce the addition of Reid Hoffman to's Board of Directors.

We're Moving In!

Today had our first team meeting in our new office space! Complete with hardwood floors and a great cafe across the street, we're all looking forward to holding meetings around the water cooler and figuring out how we'll decorate. What will really make us feel moved in is when we put up our 8' x 13' world map and mark each place's loans are reaching across the globe. 

We are now located at: 
2180 Bryant Street
Suite 106
San Francisco, CA 94110-2141
Ph: (415) 641-5482
Fax: (415) 641-1515 Many thanks to all who have made this possible.'s "Revolutionary Philanthropy" featured on The Huffington Post

We've all heard by now about Warren Buffet's $31 billion donation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but John S. Johnson points out that with you don't need to be Warren Buffet to make a difference to someone's life. 

Read Johnson's blog about on The Huffington Post here. Announces Olana Khan as COO

We are pleased to announce a new addition to's management team, Olana Hirsch Khan, as Chief Operating Officer.  A 6-year Google veteran, Olana is responsible for scaling and managing's core operations.  


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