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Endowment Newsletter
May 2015
Vol. 2, No. 5
Annual Yoder Charity Golf Outing
More than 100 ABI members and friends of the late Steve Yoder helped celebrate his memory and benefit his children’s charitable trust during the fifth annual golf outing, silent auction and dinner held May 4 at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, Pa. The event also benefitted the ABI Endowment Fund. Event sponsors included Ashby & Geddes, PA (Bill Bowden), James Bird (Polsinelli), Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Cozen O’Connor (Mark Felger), DLS Claims Administration (Ty Workman), DLS Discovery (Jeremy Luzader), Epiq Systems (Lance Wickel), Gavin/Solmonese LLC, Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown LLC, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP (Jeremy Ryan), Reliable (Larry Taylor), Rust Omni (Brian Osborne and Paul Deutch), Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc. (Mitch Ryan), Trial Transport Logistics (Mike Schierbaum), UpShot Services LLC (Travis K. Vandell), Polsinelli (Christopher A. Ward), Data Medical (Chuck Ward), Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP and Conway MacKenzie (A. Jeffrey Zappone).
“Bankrupt Talent”
Entertains in the Village

Nearly 200 members and friends of the restructuring world came together for a musical benefit, A Celebration of Life, in support of notable bankruptcy professionals fighting cancer (past and present), with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, the Chordoma Foundation and the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund. The event, organized by noted vocalist Randa Karambelas (ToneyKorf Partners; New York), was held on May 13 at Le Poisson Rouge nightclub in New York’s Greenwich Village. Many ABI members were among those on stage, including ABI Vice President-Development Ted Gavin (Gavin/Solmonese LLC; Wilmington, Del.), Past ABI President Michael P. Richman (Hunton & Williams LLP; New York), Mitch Ryan (Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.), Tom Salerno (Gordon & Silver; Phoenix), Bobby Guy (Polsinelli; Nashville, Tenn.), Neil Herman (Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP; New York), Louis Dudney (AlixPartners LLP; Chicago), Steven Golick (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; Toronto), Steven Korf (ToneyKorf Partners LLC; Valley Stream, N.Y.) and Robert LeHane (Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; New York).
2015 Yoder Golf Outing

2015 Yoder Golf Outing

2015 Yoder Golf Outing

Bankrupt Talent @LePoisson Rouge

Bankrupt Talent @LePoisson Rouge

Upcoming Events

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

Montammy Country Club

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 22nd Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, the 21th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, the 20th Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop and the 11th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop.

New Donor Roll

ABI thanks these latest major donors, whose names are among a special group dedicated to advancing research of interest to the bankruptcy community.

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

Robert D. Gordon
Clark Hill, PLC

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

Jeffery W. Cavender
Troutman Sanders LLP

John H. Maddock
McGuireWoods LLP

You can also contribute to the fund in other ways:

Endowment Fund
Development Committee

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

Committee Members:
Lisa Beckerman
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 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
Jeanna Goosman – Goosman Law Firm
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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