Foundation’s 2020 Campaign Welcomes Individual Donations as well as Corporate Contributions

Thank you for supporting the Secured Finance Foundation, where your contribution helps our Secured Finance community realize its positive economic impact and continues to educate and train aspiring individuals to become effective practitioners in the field of secured lending:


Individual Supporters: 

Foundation Benefactor: $5,000

Jennifer Lickteig,
TBS Factoring Service, LLC, SFNet Executive Committee

Foundation Patron: $2,500-$4,999

William D. Brewer,
Winston & Strawn LLP, Secured Finance Foundation Board Member

John M. DePledge,
Citibank, N.A., SFNet Management Committee

David Grende, 
Siena Lending Group, SFNet Executive Committee

Jeffrey Goldrich, 
North Mill Capital, SFNet Management Committee

Richard Gumbrecht,
Secured Finance Network

Jonathan N. Helfat,
Otterbourg P.C. SFNet Management Committee

Charles & Jane Johnson, 
Secured Finance Foundation Chairman & SFNet Past Chairman

Joesph Lehrer, Citibank, N.A.

Bethani R. Oppenheimer,
Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Secured Finance Foundation Development Committee Chair

Jennifer Palmer, Gerber Finance, Inc.

Howard A. Rein, CPA, CFE

Peter York, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
SFNet Management Committee

Friend of the Foundation: $1,500-$2,499

Beatriz (Betty) Hernandez, North Mill Capital LLC

Daniel J. Krauss, Esq., Hahn & Hessen LLP

Michael D. Sharkey, Fifth Third Business Capital

Member of the Foundation: up to $1,499

William Bence, Wingspire Capital

Paula Currie, PNC Business Credit

Paul B. Cronin, Santander Bank, N.A.

Scott Diehl

Steven Gold, Allied Financial Corporation

Stephen P. Johnson, J D Factors LLC

Lawrence E Klaff, Gordon Brothers Finance Company

Morten Kucey, Secured Finance Network

David W. Morse, Otterbourg P.C.,

Robert Meyers, Republic Business Credit

Greg Slowik, Secured Finance Network

Richard L. Solar, Solar

Irwin Teich



Corporate Supporters: 

Patron Level: $1000-$2,499

1STWEST Background Due Diligence,
Suzanne Bury

J D Factors LLC,
Stephen P. Johnson

TradeCap Partners,
Bryan Ballowe




William Brewer, Partner at Winston and Strawn, LLP
"Supporting the Foundation is our way to think collectively about the future, whether it is peer education or legislative issues that the Foundation is able to focus on."


David B. Kurzweil, Shareholder; Chair, Atlanta Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice; Co-Chair, Financial Institutions Practice of Greenberg Traurig LLP
"We have to understand the effects of new laws, the implications of cross-border transactions, and we have to develop uniform laws across countries. The Foundation helps in all of these areas. That’s important. I don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t give."


Patrick Trammell, President & Founder of Southeastern Commercial Finance, LLC

"We’re very excited about the work that the Foundation does. The Foundation provides education, leadership opportunities, and professional growth for our young professionals."


C. Edward Dobbs, Partner at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

"The Foundation is a way to give back to an industry that has really served us well – fed our families, helped our firms, and helped us grow."

Charles JohnsonEF

Charlie Johnson, Foundation Chairman, Secured Finance Foundation
"Education is one of the primary initiatives of Secured Finance Network. Through the Foundation, middle managers and senior leaders in our industry have contributed their time and talent and have devoted endless hours to developing and delivering content, as well as providing education for younger folks coming up in our industry"