Foundation’s 2022 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 continue to educate and train aspiring individuals to become effective practitioners in the field of secured lending.


Individual Supporters 

Foundation Fellow: $10,000-$19,999

Peter York
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Foundation Benefactor: $5,000-$9,999

William D. Brewer
Winston & Strawn LLP

Lawrence F. Flick, II
Blank Rome LLP

Jonathan N. Helfat
Otterbourg P.C.

Richard Gumbrecht
Secured Finance Network

Wade M. Kennedy
McGuireWoods LLP

Bobbi Acord Noland
Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Bethani R. Oppenheimer
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Andrea L. Petro
Waterfall Asset Management LLC

Loren Shifrin
Revolution Capital

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

John M. DePledge
Bank Leumi USA

John Fox
Capital Foundry Funding, LLC

David Grende
Siena Lending Group

Jeffrey K. Goldrich
SLR Business Credit

Charles G. Johnson
Secured Finance Foundation

David J. Kantes

Richard M. Kohn
Goldberg Kohn Ltd.

Lawrence A. Marsiello

Lindsay Offutt
Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Jennifer Palmer
eCapital Corp/

Leonard Lee Podair
Thompson Coburn Hahn & Hessen LLP

Howard A. Rein
Secured Finance Foundation

Michael D. Sharkey

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

Gail K. Bernstein
GKB Consulting

Stewart W. Hayes
Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Beatriz (Betty) Hernandez
SLR Business Credit

Laura Maiorino
Sovereign Bank

Robert Meyers
Republic Business Credit

Member of the Foundation: $500-$1,499

Scott W. Applegate
CapitalPlus Construction Services, LLC

Stephen L. Bakke

William R. Bence
Wingspire Capital

Lawrence Chua
Ares Management LLC

Bruce Denby

Jennifer B. Ezring
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Steven C. Gold
Allied Financial Corporation

Stuart Kessler
Clear Thinking Group

Steve Lutz
Bennett Jones LLP

Stacey J. Schacter
Vion Investments

Peter E. Schwab

Greg Slowik
Secured Finance Network

William A. Stapel
Fifth Third Business Capital

Marshall C. Stoddard, Jr.
Morgan Lewis

Foundation Donor: Up to $499

Daniel Baker
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Barry Bobrow
Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Howard Brod Brownstein
The Brownstein Corporation

Phil Coffin
Coffin & Associates

Sandra Evans
US Bank Asset Based Finance

Marc L. Hamroff
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Richard Edward Mount
Rapid Re-Fi, LLC

Corporate Supporters

Silver Level: $7,500-$12,499

Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Stewart W. Hayes

Bronze Level: $5,000-$7,499

eCapital Corp.

Marius Silvasan & Steve McDonald

Benefactor Level: $2,500-$4,999

Bruce Denby


Patron Level: $1000-$2,499

J D Factors LLC

Matthew Johnson

Member: up to $999

Cash Flow Resources, LLC
Kevin Laborde



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"