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2016 Chris Walker Education Fund Donations & Disbursements
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Chris Walker Foundation Grants awarded in 2016

A $1,500 needs-based grant for an individual NEFA member. This individual would like to improve their industry knowledge by taking and passing the CLFP course Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals.

A $1,500 grant to the Equipment Lease and Finance Foundation (ELFF), a non-profit foundation specifically designed to deliver research and educational outreach initiatives for the equipment finance industry. This grant is earmarked for “Academic Outreach”. This is a volunteer-based Guest Lecture Program designed to educate college students on the benefits and value of the equipment finance industry and the jobs and career paths that are available.  The majority of this grant will be used to fund the materials (industry books and brochures) that are left behind at the universities.

A $5,000 grant to the CLFP Foundation to engage the services of an expert consultant to evaluate and improve the CLFP exam and recertification requirements.  This person will also evaluate how our program compares to other industry certification programs and research the possibly of making the exam computer gradable.  

A $2,000 grant to NEFA to run a pilot/test program to record selected breakout sessions at the 2016 Funding Symposium.  The goal is to use these videos as part of NEFA's online educational offerings.