Education Fund of America was founded by Greg Wing. Mr. Wing is dedicated to providing funding to the best public charter schools in the United States while providing quality EB-5 projects to our agents all over the world.
The Education Fund is led by a team of investment experts that have over the last 25 years provided billions of dollars in loans to real estate based businesses located throughout America.
Our EFA team has been helping charter schools for more than five years. We have funded dozens of schools with EB-5 capital, which has helped many thousands of students.
Read below for more information about management members and partners of Education Fund of America.
Greg Wing is the founder and Chairman of Education Fund of America. He is also the founder of Bedford International whose lineage started in 1991.
Bedford International has financed many billions (USD) to real estate developers and business entities located throughout America. Bedford Lending is an authorized commercial real estate lender for two US Governmental Agencies, HUD & USDA. This HUD lending company has financed numerous: healthcare, hospital and multifamily facilities. Bedford created a successful Wall Street based securitization entity in 1998 to finance Governmental leased properties, including US Post Offices. The Company also has operating divisions that have provided billions in specialized tax solutions and corporate incentives.
Earlier in his career Greg helped create two high tech companies and later took them public. He was a senior executive at several Fortune 500 companies, later providing turn-around consulting to Fortune 500 companies.
Greg Wing is a national speaker and published author on corporate finance and specialized corporate tax matters. He has served on numerous boards of directors at for-profit and not-for-profit business entities, including the board of a commercial bank. Further, he has served in leadership positions on many civic and church organizations.
Greg has a B.A., Economics, St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.
Mark Morley is the President and CEO of Education Fund of America, LLC (EFA).
Mr. Morley’s professional career has been largely dedicated to acquiring the legal, financial, and managerial skills related to financing and developing educational projects.
Before joining EFA, Mr. Morley was the corporate counsel for American Charter Development, the industry’s largest charter school development company. He was involved in all the 25+ charter school EB-5 financings that EFA sponsored.
Mark Morley graduated from the University of Oklahoma law school where he focused on real estate law. After graduation, Mr. Morley began a very successful law practice focused on commercial real estate acquisition, finance, development, and construction. Soon thereafter, Mr. Morley began working with charter schools where he became a pioneer and industry expert in the State of Utah and throughout several other states, working with charter schools and other commercial developers.
To date, he has managed over 60 charter school financings, involving EB-5 capital, private equity, tax exempt bonds, banks, and numerous other financing providers. Notably, Mr. Morley contributed to the financing of many large transactions, including what is believed to be the largest charter school in the nation at that time.
Mr. Morley also worked to draft legislation in the State of Utah to assist in the financing of charter schools throughout the state.
More recently, Mr. Morley created Vertex Nonprofit Organization (Vertex) in 2014. Vertex provides grants to teachers, helps educational nonprofits finance their buildings and developments. Mr. Morley was the initial Chairman of the Board, and after resigning the position, has acted as general legal counsel since that time. In the short time since its existence, Vertex Nonprofit Organization has assisted many charter and district schools, and has grown to own, control, or manage assets totaling approximately $90 million USD.
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Mike Morley is the founder of American Charter Development (ACD), a successful charter school development company. ACD has successfully completed more than 60 charter schools ranging from $3 million to $20 million in cost. Its track record includes one of the largest charter schools to open in the United States, American Leadership Academy – Spanish Fork, Utah.
ACD has a lineage that goes back over 32 years when Mike founded M-13 Construction, Inc., a successful commercial construction company. He is also a successful commercial real estate developer with numerous successful projects. Mike’s companies have built dozens of educational facilities including district schools, school administration facilities and university buildings in addition to charter schools.
Mike Morley’s long history of successful management of construction projects numbering in the hundreds, as well as his commercial development experience, have allowed him to assemble a highly skilled team that is knowledgeable in all aspects of charter school development – from initial site selection to construction and marketing – to successful management of schools.
Mr. Morley served as an elected Representative in the Utah State Legislature for 10 years. He previously served as the Chairman for Higher Education appropriations and as the Chair of Legislative Oversight for the Utah Department of Commerce.
President, FMZ Advisors, LLC and Venture Feasibility, LLC
Frank and his companies provide initial project due diligence services in the form of market studies and on-going school evaluations. Frank is a member of the EFA board.
Mr. Yanez has over 30 years of experience with the American education systems. During the past 15 years, Mr. Yanez had personally helped over 120 charter schools become established successes. Venture Feasibility, LLC provides market feasibility analysis and strategy for new charter schools.
During his career, Mr. Yanez has helped more than 30 schools finance and build their own school facilities and has assisted with the tax-exempt municipal bond purchase financing of 19 charter schools. Frank currently serves on the boards of four charter schools.
In 2010, Frank was elected to a leadership position of Arizona Charter School Association.
Osvaldo F. Torres, Esq.
Founder and Managing Partner of Torres Law P.A.
Osvaldo F. Torres, Esq. and his firm serves as EFA’s corporate and securities attorney.
Mr. Torres has over 25 years of corporate and securities law experience and is considered one of the top five securities attorneys in the EB-5 industry. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.
Mr. Torres’ extensive experience qualifies him to handle a wide variety of challenging securities matters. One of their professional services is to help prepare offering documents for investment in the EB-5 projects and ensure the deals are in compliance with all United States securities laws.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Torres also serves his community as the Secretary of the Weston Bar Association and a member of the American Bar Association Corporate Governance Committee.
Managing Partner, David Hirson & Partners, LLP
David Hirson, Esq. serves as EFA’s immigration adviser and attorney, regarding the EB-5 program practice and the process for individual Green Card applications.
David has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of immigration law. His focus is on EB-5 investment immigration law. He has been certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization continuously since 1990. David is considered a senior and highly experienced EB-5 attorney with numerous professional accomplishments. Below is a list of awards he received:
- International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (Corporate Immigration)
- Southern California Super Lawyers, America’s Best Lawyers, Best Immigration Lawyers in United States by Best of the U.S., annually from 2006 – 2014
- Martindale Hubbell AV Rated for almost 20 consecutive years, 1995 – 2014
- Recognized as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County, 2007 – 2014
- Orange Coast Top Attorney, 2006 – 2014
- Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Professional of the year 2007 and Lifetime Member 3
- America’s Registry, Outstanding Professional, 2008 – 2014
- Madison Who’s Who Registry of Executives & Professionals, 2009 – 2014
- American Honor’s Society, Standards of Professionalism within the field of Legal Service and Global Immigration Laws, inducted 2011
- EB-5 Immigration Law Firm of the Year 2012 presented by Artisan Business Group, Inc.
- American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Immigration Lawyer in the State of California