The CFUL mourns the passing of Inez Long

Orlando, July 2, 2024 – The Central Florida Urban League would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Inez Long, a community leader who spearheaded the Black Business Investment Fund for 30 years.

“Under her leadership, Inez Long and the Black Business Investment Fund helped to uplift thousands in our community and in turn, created more than 10,000 jobs,” said Paula Hoisington, Chairwoman of the Central Florida Urban League. “Our organizations complemented each other. Inez and the BBIF served as a lifeline for Black and minority entrepreneurs, giving them a chance at success by providing critical loans and ongoing mentorship. Her impact will be felt for generations to come.”