FEBRUARY 2020 VOL. 7, NO. 2
From the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund

Get Noticed At ABI's Annual Spring Meeting!

Members who pledge or contribute at or above the Sustaining Member level ($2,000 and up) will be recognized during a luncheon at ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting, taking place April 23-25 in Washington, D.C. Visit abiasm.org to see the full conference schedule. For more information on how to get involved with the ABI Endowment, visit abi.org/endowment or contact ABI Chief Financial Officer Kathy Sheehan.
ABI Annual Spring Meeting


During ABI’s Caribbean Insolvency Symposium in early February in Puerto Rico, a silent auction was held to raise funds for the Endowment. Thanks go to the following auction donors: Carol Lynn Fox (GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Mary Ann Gandia (Gandia-Fabian Law Office; San Juan, Puerto Rico), Tiffany Payne Geyer (BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.), Elizabeth A. Green (BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.), Jill Mark (Miami), Jennifer M. Meyerowitz (Summit Investment Management LLC; Atlanta) and Carmen D. Conde Torres (C. Conde & Associates; San Juan, Puerto Rico).

Caribbean Insolvency Symposium


Thanks go to the following auction winners: Charlotte Caufield (Kalo; Road Town, Virgin Islands), Kimberly Crabbe-Adams (Harneys; Road Town, Tortola), Allison R. Day (Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA; Miami), Tiffany Payne Geyer (BakerHostetler; Orlando, Fla.), Ryan Murray (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Grand Cayman), Alan R. Rosenberg (Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.; Miami), Nellwyn Voorhies (Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.; New York), retired Bankruptcy Judge Eugene R. Wedoff (Oak Park, Ill.) and Donald A. Workman (BakerHostetler; Washington, D.C.).

If you’re attending an ABI conference, be sure to stop by the silent auction table and place your bids. For more information, visit abi.org/endowment.

New Donor Recognized

The Endowment Fund recognizes and thanks the following for reaching new levels of giving:

Soneet R. Kapila photo
Soneet R. Kapila
KapilaMukamal, LLP


Looking for a unique way to give to the Endowment? Donating silent auction items is a great way to support the ABI Endowment Fund! Don’t know what to donate? Possible items have been selected and are available for purchase at amazon.com under a special ABI Wish List. Pick out items now for silent auctions that will be held at upcoming conferences (find out more information at abi.org/events), and be sure to place your own bids at those conferences.

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Levels of Support

Millennium Level
Contributions of $50,000 and above

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.

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Endowment Fund Development Committee

Vice President—Development:
Robert P. Reynolds
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC

Committee Members:
Steven M. Berman
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Eric J. Fromme
Theodora Oringher, PC

Richard S. Lauter
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

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

Bradley D. Sharp
Development Specialists, Inc.

Christopher A. Ward

Donald A. Workman

Endowment Fund

Regional Endowment Chairs


Chair: Christopher A. Ward – Polsinelli
Sam J. Alberts – Dentons
Ryan G. Foley – Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Charles Forman – Forman Holt
Neil B. Glassman – Bayard, P.A.
Thomas M. Horan – Fox Rothschild LLP
Warren Martin – Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
Richard M. Meth
James E. Van Horn – Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Donald A. Workman – BakerHostetler

Chair: Richard S. Lauter – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Daniel A. DeMarco – Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
James A. Lodoen – Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Claire Ann Richman – Steinhilber Swanson
Sheryl L. Toby – Dykema Gossett PLLC

New England
Chair: Jeffrey T. Varsalone – G2 Capital Advisors, 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 – All Business Development Solutions, LLC

Chair: Kristina M. Johnson – Jones Walker LLP
Rudy J. Cerone – McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Craig M. Geno – Craig M. Geno, PLLC
James R. Irving – Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Derek F. Meek – Burr & Forman LLP
James E. Smith – Williams Anderson PLC
Emily Campbell Taube – Burr & Forman LLP


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 – Williams Mullen
Jennifer M. Meyerowitz – Summit Investment Management LLC
Edward J. Peterson, III – Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, 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 – GlassRatner LLC
Jordan A. Kroop – Perkins Coie LLP
John Penn – Perkins Coie LLP
Thomas J. Salerno – Stinson LLP

Chair: Bradley D. Sharp – Development Specialists, Inc.
Matthew Gates – Duff & Phelps, LLC
Scott Gautier – Robins Kaplan
Mitch Ryan – Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc.

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