ELFF Launches Third Annual ‘Day of Giving’



The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation designated June 16 as a “Day of Giving” for everyone who has benefited from the wide range of industry research, programs and resources the foundation provides. This is the third annual “Day of Giving,” which is intended to attract new donors and remind people of the impact they make when they support the foundation’s mission to propel the equipment finance industry forward. The foundation hopes to raise at least $15,000 and attract 50 new individual or corporate donors during this 24-hour campaign.

As part of the “Day of Giving” campaign, the foundation is highlighting popular and new resources and programs it has launched in 2020, which are made possible entirely through individual and corporate donations. Some of these programs include:

  • The COVID-19 Impact Survey, which is a monthly survey of industry leaders designed to track the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the equipment finance industry
  • A podcast spotlighting foundation resources and programs, and interviews with researchers and board of trustees members
  • The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation scholarship program, which awards up to three scholarships of $5,000 each annually to students interested in pursuing a career in the equipment finance industry
  • The Virtual Guest Lecture Program, which provides an online opportunity for industry participants to share their stories and introduce students to the equipment finance industry

“All Day of Giving contributions, large or small, are especially appreciated knowing how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals and companies throughout the country,” Michael Romanowski, president of CoBank Farm Credit Leasing and chair of the foundation’s national development committee, said. “Supporting the work of the foundation, which is 100% donor driven, is an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the equipment finance industry from which we all benefit.”

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that propels the equipment finance sector and its people forward through industry-specific knowledge, intelligence and academic outreach programs that contribute to industry innovation, individual careers and the overall betterment of the $900 billion equipment leasing and finance industry.

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