CINCINNATI, OH -- Members of Unifund’s Legal Department recently partnered with LIFT D.C. in providing an education series for consumers on improving consumers’ financial health.

LIFT D.C. is a national non-profit headquartered in Washington, D.C. whose mission “is to break the cycle of poverty by investing in parents.”  LIFT works with parents to help their families achieve economic mobility through, among other things, education and coaching.


This summer, Unifund attorneys Trudy Weiss Craig, General Counsel, and Susan Appel, Legal Counsel, along with Unifund paralegal, Heather Richardson, hosted a series of webinars with LIFT consumers. Panel discussions featured videos from Unifund’s Learn and Earn Program, in which Unifund consumers who complete educational sessions earn credit toward their debts.  Topics of discussion included Budgeting and Financial Stress, Debt Reduction and Debt Snowball, Credit and Identity Theft, and Buying versus Renting and Car Buying.  The women also shared resources which LIFT members can consult as they seek to improve their financial situation.

“We were honored to spend time assisting LIFT members on their journey for financial well-being, and to interact with consumers in their efforts to improve their economic situation,” said Trudy Weiss Craig.  “The sessions were followed with well-thought out questions and discussions, and we enjoyed the positive exchange.  We are grateful LIFT offered us this opportunity.”

About Unifund CCR Partners and Unifund CCR, LLC

Founded in 1986, Unifund CCR Partners and Unifund CCR, LLC has been a leading manager and purchaser of distressed consumer receivables. Unifund specializes in managing, servicing, purchasing, and liquidating non-performing judgments and defaulted consumer portfolios from major banks, creditors, originators, financial institutions, and owners of distressed receivables. We believe that our success is interdependent with the well-being of the communities in which our employees live and work and actively partner with multiple charitable organizations each year. Unifund is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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