Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Announces 3rd Annual “Day Of Giving” On June 16th

24-Hour Fundraising Campaign Provides Individuals and Companies Opportunity to Give Back to the Equipment Finance Industry

Washington, DC, June 16, 2020 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation is designating today a Day of Giving” for everyone who has benefitted 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 lasting impact they and their companies 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. All giving levels are welcome.

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, including but not limited to:

  • COVID-19 Impact Survey, a monthly survey of industry leaders designed to track the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the equipment finance industry;
  • Podcast spotlighting Foundation resources and programs, and interviews with researchers, Board of Trustees members, and more;
  • Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Scholarship awarding up to three scholarships of $5,000 each annually to students interested in pursuing a career in the equipment finance industry;
  • Virtual Guest Lecture Program that 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,” said Michael Romanowski, President, CoBank Farm Credit Leasing and Chair of the Foundation’s National Development Committee. “Supporting the work of the Foundation, which is 100 percent donor driven, is an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the equipment finance industry from which we all benefit.”

To help meet its donation goals, the Foundation is asking people to post, share, and retweet its Day of Giving messages on their social media channels (#ELFFGivingDay). In addition to sharing the Foundation’s social media messages, donors are encouraged to print their own “I Give Because” graphic available at and share their own reasons why they support the Foundation.


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. The Foundation is funded through individual and corporate donations. Learn more at


Media contact: Anneliese DeDiemar, 202.238.3425,