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2018 Chris Walker Education Fund Grants Awarded

April 02, 2019, 07:19 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

Grants for the 2018 Chris Walker Education Fund (CWEF) have been finalized and awarded. Over $18,000 in total funds were awarded this year with seven grants going to individuals and three grants awarded to institutions, including the Equipment Lease & Finance Foundation (ELFA), Certified Lease & Finance Professionals (CLFP) and the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA).

Chris Walker was a passionate leader within the equipment finance industry. His selflessness and dedication to helping others grow in the industry made him a beloved member of NEFA. Education was always important to him, so when he passed away in 2011, many NEFA Members flooded the organization with donations in his honor. All of these generous contributions led NEFA to create the Chris Walker Education Fund.

Funds available through the Chris Walker Education Fund are available to be used for any project or need that provides industry education opportunities for leasing professionals. This includes grants for industry-related education, certifications (such as the CLFP designation), educational development through NEFA conferences and other education initiatives.

Special thanks go out to the NEFA for the support and opportunities it continues to provide the committee and all the NEFA members to participate.

Committee Members:

  • Randy Haug, LTi Technology Solutions
  • Chris Lerma, CLFP, AP Equipment Financing
  • Guy Selinka, CLFP, Streamline Financial Services
  • Hugh Swandel, The Alta Group
  • Kayla Perlinger, CLFP, Oakmont Capital Services, LLC
  • Kim King, NEFA

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