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Endowment Newsletter
April 2016
Vol. 3, No. 4
Endowment Donors Honored at Annual Spring Meeting

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The ABI Endowment honored a number of recent donors at the luncheon on Friday, April 15, during the Annual Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. Vice President–Development Ted Gavin (Gavin/Solmonese) congratulated each recipient. He is pictured with, above left, 30th Anniversary Circle donor Mark Stingley (Bryan Cave) and, above right, Lifetime Member Douglas Foley (McGuireWoods).

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Ted also recognized, above left, Lifetime Member Donald Workman (BakerHostetler) and, above right, Lifetime Member Nancy Rapoport (William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas).

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Finally, Ted congratulated, above left, Lifetime Member Soneet Kapila (KapilaMukamal), above right, Benefactor Jason Brookner (Gray Reed & McGraw), below left, Sustaining Member Lisa Gretchko (Howard & Howard Attorneys), and, below right, Sustaining Member Oak Point Partners, represented by Jocelyn Keynes Szekretar and David Linn.

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Dennis Miller

Endowment Reception

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Comedian Dennis Miller (top photo) regaled the audience with his inimitable observations about climate change, the political scene and other matters. Recent Endowment donors at or above the $2,000 level were treated to a backstage reception and a visit from Mr. Miller. Pictured above center are Soneet Kapila and his wife Prabodh, along with former ABI President Bob Fishman (Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin). Above, Dennis Miller, second from left, posed with Scott Gautier (Robins Kaplan, on the left) and Patrick Keith and John Bollinger (Boleman Law Firm).

Upcoming Events

Steven M. Yoder Golf Tournament

May 2, 2016—Yoder Tournament to Benefit Endowment, Children’s Trust
The ABI Endowment will once again pair up with the Steven M. Yoder Children’s Trust on May 2 to host a golf tournament. Come out to support two charitable causes at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, Pa. Tickets are $175 for indivual golfers, $100 for non-golfers and $600 for foursomes. Golf, boxed lunch, beverages and beer are included, with a cocktail hour and buffet dinner to follow. Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact ABI Marketing Manager Sharisa L. Sloan at or (703) 739-0800.

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Endowment News

The ABI Endowment held a successful Silent Auction at this year’s Annual Spring Meeting. Many thanks go to the generous donors, including Gavin/Solmonese LLP, Jerry M. Markowitz (Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.), and Robert P. Reynolds (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC). Congratulations — and thanks! — also to our many winning bidders: Daniel Allan (Debtwire); Bernadette M. Barron (Barron Business Consulting) David D. Bird (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware); Donald F. Campbell (Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, PC); Dian Gilmore (American Board of Certification); Mary Jo Heston (Lane Powell PC); Reginald W. Jackson (Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP); Raymond T. Lyons (Fox Rothschild LLP); Rob McDonald (Duff & Phelps); Martin Pichinson (Sherwood Partners, Inc.); Sharon Roth (Walker, Truesdell, Roth & Associates, Inc.) and Christopher A. Ward (Polsinelli)

New Donor Roll

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

Lifetime Member

Soneet R. Kapila
KapilaMukamal, LLP


Irving H. Picard
BakerHostetler LLP

Sustaining Member

Susan H. Seabury
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Levels of Support

Millennial Level
Contributions of $50,000 and above

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

Century Council Members
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
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

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

Robert P. Reynolds
Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC

Mitch Ryan
Donlin, Recano & Co., Inc.

Endowment Fund
Regional Endowment Chairs

Chair: Christopher A. Ward – Polsinelli
Charles Forman – Forman Holt Eliades
Neil B. Glassman – Bayard, P.A.
Thomas M. Horan – Womble Carlyle
Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Warren Martin – Porzio
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 – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard &
Smith LLP

James A. Lodoen – Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Scott Y. Stuart – Esquify, Inc.
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 & Little, LLC

Lawrence R. Ahern III – Brown & Ahern
Chip Bowles – Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Richard P. Carmody – Adams and Reese LLP
Rudy J. Cerone – McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Craig M. Geno – Craig M. Geno, PLLC
Jennifer B. Kimble – Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
Stephen P. Wheelis – Wheelis & Rozanski, APLC

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 – Olofson Technology Partners
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 – Stinson Leonard Street LLP

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

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

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