Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Designates March 14 Annual ‘Day of Giving’

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation is designating March 14 as a “Day of Giving” for everyone who has benefitted from the range of industry research, programs and resources the foundation provides. The foundation hopes to attract more than 100 individual donors by collecting contributions from individual and corporate donors during the 24-hour marathon fundraiser. All giving levels are welcome, and all donations are 100% tax-deductible.

This is the ELFF’s seventh annual Day of Giving. The Day of Giving’s date has been moved up this year from previous years so donors can enjoy the foundation’s benefits, such as early access to new research releases and recognition at events, throughout the year.

The Day of Giving campaign supports the foundation’s range of resources, which are made possible entirely through individual and corporate donations, including:

  • A new end-user survey with detailed analysis of equipment acquisition and financing behavior, and a calculated estimate of equipment finance industry size that will be included in this year’s Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Horizon Report.
  • Topical studies, including the recent “Fraud in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry,” “Future Supply Chain Impacts on the U.S. Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry,” the soon-to-be-released “Climate Finance: A Massive Opportunity for Equipment Finance” and two studies out for proposal on artificial intelligence and the evolving roles of banks and independents.
  • Campus to Career programs to attract new and diverse student talent to the industry:
    • Expanded scholarship program to 10 $5,000 student scholarships
    • Campus to Career presentations at colleges and universities
    • Academic partnership with Arizona State University to build an equipment finance course curriculum
    • Connecting students and employers through internship listings and resources
  • Regular in-depth research like the Monthly Confidence Index, Equipment & Software Investment Momentum Monitor, Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook and the Journal of Lease Financing, all available for free download at the ELFF’s online Research Library.

“This Day of Giving is a great opportunity to acknowledge the profound impact the Foundation has on our professional lives and the future of our industry,” Shari Lipski, principal of ECS Financial Services and foundation trustee and national development committee chair for the ELFF, said. “Your 100% tax-deductible donation plays a critical role in advancing research, developing the next generation of industry leaders and driving new insights and best practices that propel us forward.”

Donations can be made online or by check to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, 1625 Eye St. NW, Suite 850, Washington, D.C., 20006.

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