Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation | Foundation Forecast November 2022

November 17, 2022


A Note From The Executive Director
Kelli Nienaber,
Executive Director
In keeping with our mission to inspire thoughtful innovation and contribute to the betterment of the industry, we set ambitious goals this year in each of our three focus areas: Research, Academic Outreach, and Sustainability. We published new forward-looking research reports, including an updated Industry Horizon Report which estimates the size of the equipment finance market at $1.16 Trillion. Guest Lectures were presented to the next generation of equipment finance leaders across the U.S. and five scholarships were awarded to deserving students. And we couldn’t have done it without YOU, our donor community. We are incredibly grateful for your support and look forward to continuing our work together in 2023.

Inspiring the Next Generation
We are thrilled to share that Foundation volunteers delivered 18 guest lectures this year! Volunteers will be the first to tell you that preparation is key, so start thinking about scheduling a 2023 guest lecture at your alma mater, business club, or local college or university now. The process is easy, and the Foundation provides a ready-made slide deck to aid you in your presentation.

Schedule a visit for the spring semester to present to a class or student club at your alma mater or local university. Contact Stephanie Fisher for additional information.

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Forward-Looking Research To Aid Your Strategic Planning
This year the Foundation released 42 publications! Keep an eye out for a few more projects before the end of this year, a Captives study, and Software Applications study, plus the 2023 Economic Outlook. Below you’ll find a few of our most recent and popular resources and be sure to visit our website for the full catalog of free information.

With Gratitude for Foundation Donors
Foundation donors generously contributed over $800,000, setting a new record for both the total dollar amount and the number of corporate donors this year. We appreciate these individual and corporate donors and value their investments in the future of the industry.

Want to join our community of donors?

  1. Add the Foundation to your year-end charitable giving with an online donation on Tuesday, November 29 as part of Giving Tuesday. As a reminder, all gifts are 100% tax-deductible.
  2. Include individual and corporate gifts to the Foundation in your 2023 budget plans and receive recognition benefits throughout the year.
  3. If you are seeking to have impact on the long-term future of the Foundation and the industry, join the 1989 Society. This growing program honors legacy donors who have included the Foundation in their estate plans. Questions? Contact Kelli Nienaber.