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Endowment Newsletter
July 2015
Vol. 2, No. 7
Mark Your Calendar for Two Stellar Events this Fall

September 24—10th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing: Jointly hosted by ABI, the New York Institute of Credit, and the Northeast Chapter of the International Factoring Association, this event will include a shotgun golf tournament and a tennis tournament, followed by cocktails, dinner, and awards at the Montammy Country Club in Alpine, N.J.

November 19—Mid-Atlantic Endowment Wine Dinner: Please join the ABI Mid-Atlantic Region Endowment Fund Committee for a multi-course wine-pairing dinner featuring the wines of Le Cadeau Vineyard in Oregon. The event will be held in Wilmington at Domaine Hudson in conjunction with the Delaware Views from the Bench Program, being held on Monday, November 23rd. Thank you to our sponsors Gavin/Solmonese and Polsinelli. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Sharisa Sloan at or 703-739-0800.

Both of these events are great opportunities to network with colleagues in the bankruptcy and insolvency field and, more importantly, to support the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund.

10th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing
ABI Mid-Atlantic Endowment Wine Dinner

Silent Auction

Donating silent auction items is a great way to support the Endowment! Don’t know what to donate? Possible items have been selected and are available for purchase at under a special ABI Wish List. Look for the silent auction this summer at upcoming conferences such as the 20th Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop and the 11th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop.

Thank you to the following who generously donated items for the auction at the 21st Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and Consumer Forum: Rafael Zahralddin-Aravena (Elliott Greenleaf), David Struyk (Vision Creative), Kevin McGee (Law Office of Kevin C. McGee), Lance Wickel (Epiq Systems, Inc.), Mark Powers (Bowditch & Dewey, LLP), Dan Politzer (Chrysalis Management), Mike Carey (Tranzon Auction Properties) and Elisa Sartori (Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC).

We would also like to thank participants in the last two auctions held at the Central States Bankruptcy Workshop and the 21st Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and Consumer Forum: James E. Busk (High Ridge Partners, Inc.), Judy B. Calton (Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP), Daniel F. Dooley (MorrisAnderson), Seth A. Drucker (Foster Swift Collins & Smith P), Matthew T. Gensburg (Dale & Gensburg, P.C. Bankruptcy & Litigation), Bruce Goldstein (MorrisAnderson), Stephen M. Gross (McDonald Hopkins LLC), Beth E. Hanan (US Bankruptcy Court), Patricia Lynnette Higgins (The Law Offices of Roger Higgins, LLC), Tina L. Hughes (High Ridge Partners, Inc), C. Daniel Motsinger (Krieg DeVault LLP), David M. Neff (Perkins Coie LLP), Mark A. Randon (US Bankruptcy Court), Claire Ann Resop (Steinhilber, Swanson & Resop), Michael P. Richman (Hunton & Williams LLP), Brian L. Shaw (Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC), John H. Squires (Springer Brown LLC) and Barbara L. Yong (Golan & Christie, LLP).

Endowment News

Participate in the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign
Contributions to the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund are tax-deductible. ABI is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. If you have been considering making a donation to the Endowment Fund, you may benefit by making your contribution to Combined Federal Campaign #11391. Your funds will be used to support research and education on insolvency. Please consider contributing during the current campaign season (Sept. 1-Dec. 15). Contact ABI Chief Financial Officer Kathy Sheehan at (703) 739-0800 or for more information.

New Donor Roll

ABI proudly welcomes the latest addition to our donor roll:

New Leadership Club
Vincent E. Lazar

Jenner & Block LLP

He has joined the ranks of major donors, whose names are among a special group dedicated to advancing research of interest to the bankruptcy community.

Millennium Level
Contributions of $50,000 & higher

30th Anniversary Circle
Contributions of $30,000 – $49,999

Century Council Member
Contributions of $25,000 – $29,999

Contributions of $20,000 – $24,999

Contributions of $15,000 – $19,999

Lifetime Member
Contributions of $10,000 – $14,999

Contributions of $5,000 – $9,999

Sustaining Member
Contributions of $2,000 – $4,999

Leadership Club
Contributions of $1,000 – $1,999

Contributions of $100 – $999

Pledges at the Leadership Club level and up
are payable over up to five years.

Endowment Fund
Development Committee

Vice President—Development:
Edward T. Gavin
Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Committee Members:
Lisa Beckerman
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Kelly Beaudin Stapleton
Alvarez & Marsal

Richard S. Lauter
Freeborn & Peters LLP

Jerry M. Markowitz
Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.

Robert P. Reynolds
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC

Mitch Ryan
Donlin, Recano & Co., Inc.

Regional Endowment Chairs

Chair: Christopher A. Ward – Polsinelli
Sam J. Alberts – Dentons
Neil B. Glassman – Bayard, P.A.
Thomas M. Horan – Womble Carlyle
Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Richard M. Meth – Fox Rothschild LLP

Co-Chair: Claire Ann Resop – Steinhilber,
Swanson & Resop

Co-Chair: Mark G. Stingley – Bryan Cave
Daniel A. DeMarco – Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Reginald W. Jackson – Vorys, Sater, Seymour
and Pease LLP

Richard S. Lauter – Freeborn & Peters LLP
James A. Lodoen – Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Scott Y. Stuart – GCG
Sheryl L. Toby – Dykema Gossett PLLC

New England
Chair: Jeffrey T. Varsalone – CBIZ MHM, LLC

New York Metro
Co-Chair: Lisa G. Beckerman – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Co-Chair: Allen D. Wilen – EisnerAmper LLP

Rocky Mountain
Co-Chair: Annette W. Jarvis – Dorsey
& Whitney LLP

Lynne Long – Summit Investment
Management LLC

Chair: Robert P. Reynolds – Reynolds,
Reynolds & Duncan, LLC

Larry R. Ahern III – Brown & Ahern
Chip Bowles – Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Richard P. Carmody – Adams and Reese LLC
Rudy J. Cerone – McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Mac D. Finlayson – Eller & Detrich, PC
Craig M. Geno – Craig M. Geno, PLLC
Stephen P. Wheelis – Wheelis & Rozanski, APLC
R. Scott Williams – Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.

Chair: Jerry Markowitz – Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty
& Hartog, P.A.

Terri L. Gardner – Nelson Mullins Riley
& Scarborough, LLP

Neil C. Gordon – Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Jennifer McLemore – Christian & Barton, LLP
Jennifer M. Meyerowitz – Epiq Systems, Inc.
Edward J. Peterson, III – Stichter, Riedel, Blain &
Prosser, PA

Lynn Lewis Tavenner – Tavenner & Beran, PLC
Glenn Thompson – Hamilton Stephens Steele &
Martin, PLLC

Texas & Southwest
Co-Chair: Jason S. Brookner – Gray Reed
& McGraw, PC

Co-Chair: Scott Van Meter – Berkeley Research
Group, LLC

Thomas H. Grace – Vorys, Sater, Seymour
and Pease LLP

Jordan A. Kroop – Perkins Coie LLP
John Penn – Perkins Coie LLP
Thomas J. Salerno – Gordon Silver

Co-Chair:  Mitch Ryan – Donlin Recano
& Company, Inc.

Co-Chair: Eve H. Karasik – Klee, Tuchin,
Levene Neale Bender Yoo & Brill

Matthew Gates – Duff & Phelps, LLC
Scott Gautier – Robins Kaplan LLP

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