Chris Walker Education Fund Raises Over $16K at NEFA Conference

The Chris Walker Education Fund Committee, in conjunction with the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) held a successful fundraiser during the recent NEFA Funding Symposium in Atlanta.

Sponsors and attendees gathered at the Park Bench piano bar in Atlanta for this ticketed event on Thursday, October 3rd, where they raised more than $16,000.

This highly successful fundraiser ensures that the Chris Walker Education Fund (CWEF) will be able to continue offering grants to support education opportunities for professionals across the equipment leasing and finance industry in 2020. These grants support industry-related education certifications, such as the Certified Lease and Finance Professionals (CLFP) designation, education development initiatives for NEFA, and other educational endeavors.

Education was always important to Chris Walker, as a NEFA member and member of NEFA’s board of directors. When Walker passed away in 2011, many NEFA members and other industry professionals wanted some way they could donate to honor him and continue his great service to the equipment finance industry. This resulted in the creation within NEFA of the Chris Walker Education Fund.

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