AUGUST 2017 VOL. 4, NO. 8
From the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund
Some Thoughts about the ABI Endowment from Former Vice President-Development, Trish Redmond
Patricia A. Redmond (Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson), who served for a number of years as ABI's Vice President-Development, reflects on the opportunities the Endowment Fund provides to give back to the insolvency community, noting the important work the fund pays for, including the Duberstein competition and ABI Resident Scholars.
Patricia Redmond video
Tequila Tasting During ABI’s Southwest Conference
On Sept. 7, there will be a special Tequila Tasting held in conjunction with ABI’s Southwest Bankruptcy Conference at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, with proceeds benefiting the ABI Endowment Fund. This Endowment event is taking place at the Coronado Yacht Club in Coronado, Calif. Thanks go to Development Specialists, Inc., Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC and Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP for sponsoring this event. Firms interested in sponsoring should contact ABI Marketing Manager Sharisa Sloan at
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Coronado Yacht Club / Indubies
Fundraise and Drink Wine in Chicago This November
Get ready for an evening of networking with your colleagues while supporting the work of the ABI Endowment Fund on Nov. 9 in Chicago. The Endowment thanks Richard S. Lauter (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), the late Mark G. Stingley (Bryan Cave LLP) and Elizabeth B. Vandesteeg (Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP) for spearheading this event, as well as event sponsors Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd., Birch Lake Holdings, L.P.Bryan Cave LLP, Development Specialists, Inc., Freeborn & Peters LLP, Hiltz & Zanzig LLC, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, The Law Offices of Roger Higgins, LLC, MorrisAnderson, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP, and Upright Law. Interested in joining us? Contact ABI Marketing Manager Sharisa Sloan at
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River Roast collage
Attend the GSCA/NYIC/ABI Golf & Tennis Outing
In conjunction with the Garden State Credit Associates and the New York Institute of Credit, ABI will co-host the inaugural GSCA/NYIC/ABI Annual Golf & Tennis Outing on Sept. 25 at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston, N.J. The picturesque course features “twin” Par 3s, with the 10th playing straight downhill and the 16th recapturing the Clubhouse level. The course plays to a slope rated 129. To register or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Kuhns at
Cedar Hills Country Club
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Kudos to the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board!

For the fifth straight year, the advisory board for the Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop has distinguished itself by achieving 100 percent participation in giving to the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund. The campaign was spearheaded by Jerry M. Markowitz (Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.), Robert P. Reynolds (Reynolds, Reynolds & Little) and Nancy J. Whaley (Standing Chapter 13 Trustee). This is the best performance of any program board for the fifth year in a row! ABI thanks them for their generous support and stellar example.
The Southeast board also raised over $5,000 in honor of Chip Bowles. At the Conference, donors wore special ribbons in Chip's memory.

Awesome Auction Action!

Our summer auctions at the Central States, Northeast and Southeast Conferences brought in over $10,000 to the Endowment Fund.

A special thank you to our Southeast auction donors, who donated a variety of unique items:
Steven M. Berman (Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP) – Outback Bowl tickets
Cozen O'ConnorMajor League baseball tickets
Charles L. Denaburg (Najjar Denaburg, PC) –Leoville-Saint Julien Bordeaux
Ashley Edwards (Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP) – Charlotte Knights baseball tickets
Ted and Amy Gavin (Gavin/Solmonese) – Kate Spade tote bags
Elizabeth A. Green (BakerHostetler) – Florida vs. Florida State football Tickets
James Hadfield (Guggenheim Securities, LLC) – Battle of the Bulldog football tickets
Kristina M. Johnson (Jones Walker LLP) – Commander’s Palace Items
Soneet and Dr. Pradodh Kapila (KapilaMukamal, LLP) – Authentic Indian dinner
Stephanie Crane Lieb (Trenam Law) – Beach Day Package
Jerry M. Markowitz (Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.) – Amazon Echo
McGuireWoods – Major League baseball tickets
Jennifer M. McLemore (Christian & Barton, LLP) – Stella & Dot Jewelry
Miles and Stockbridge – details coming
Christine L. Myatt (Nexsen Pruet, PLLC) – Taylor Made Putter
Patricia A. Redmond (Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.) – Designer Shoes
Ashley S. Rusher (Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, P.A.) – Spartina Tote and Wallet Set
David A. Wender (Alston & Bird LLP) – Selection of Bourbons
Southeast Advisory Board – numerous gift certificates
The Endowment would also like to thank those who participated in our regional auctions this summer:

MA Auction Winners:
Stuart M. Brown (DLA Piper), Paul H. Deutch (Rust Omni), Sam Gerdano (ABI), Morgan Patterson (Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP), Mark Podgainy (Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC), Colin R. Robinson (Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP), James Patrick Shea (Armstrong Teasdale LLP), J. Kate Stickles (Cole Schotz P.C.) and Maximiliano J. Trujillo (San Juan PR).

NE Auction Winners:
Alan L. Braunstein (Riemer & Braunstein LLP), Paul H. Deutch (Rust Omni), Hon. Burce A. Harwood (U.S. Bankruptcy Court), David Struyk (Vision Creative), Peter N. Tamposi

(The Tamposi Law Group, P.C.) and Eugene R. Wedoff.

SE Auction Winners:
Eric W. Anderson (Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Rudy J. Cerone (McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC), Cinda P. Craig (Louisville, Ky.), Lori Deutsch (New York), J. Ted Donovan (Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP), Anna Flores (CARE), Stephen F. Greenberg (Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg), Andrea Stone Hartley (Akerman LLP), Christie Goodwin Hennings (Hennings Law, LLC), Gretchen D. Holland (Chapter 13 Trustee's Office), John B. Hutton III (Greenberg Traurig, LLP), Soneet R. Kapila (KapilaMukamal, LLP), James Robert Irving (Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP), Jennifer B. Kimble (Prime Clerk), Shelley A. Kinsella (Elliott Greenleaf), Jerry M. Markowitz (Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, P.A.), Peter B. McGlynn (Bernkopf Goodman LLP), Jennifer M. McLemore (Christian & Barton, LLP), William J. Nolan (FTI Consulting, Inc.), Hon. James J. Robinson (U.S. Bankruptcy Court), Ellen Spong (Richmond, VA) and Rory D. Whelehan (Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP).

save the date for an upcoming atlanta event

Details will be announced in the September Developments newsletter, but be sure to leave January 11, 2018, open on your calendar; the Endowment Fund will be hosting a special tribute at the Atlanta offices of King & Spalding to honor Hon. Mary Grace Diehl and Hon. C. Ray Mullins.

New Donors Recognized

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

New Visionary donor
Soneet R. Kapila

KapilaMukamal, LLP

New Leadership Club Members
Hon. Daniel P. Collins
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Patricia B. Fugee
FisherBroyles, LLP
Hon. David W. Houston, III
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Amy E. Kinnard
Toyota Financial Services

Levels of Support

Millennium Level
Contributions of $50,000 and above

30th Anniversary 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.

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Endowment Fund Development Committee

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

Committee Members:
Richard S. Lauter
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

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

Bradley D. Sharp
Development Specialists, Inc.

Kelly Beaudin Stapleton
Alvarez & Marsal

Christopher A. Ward

Endowment Fund

Regional Endowment Chairs


Chair: Christopher A. Ward – Polsinelli
Sam J. Alberts – Dentons
Charles Forman – LeClairRyan, PC
Neil B. Glassman – Bayard, P.A.
Thomas M. Horan – Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin, LLC
Warren Martin – Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC
Richard M. Meth – Fox Rothschild LLP
James E. Van Horn – McGuireWoods LLP

Chair: Claire Ann Resop – Steinhilber Swanson LLP
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: Kristina M. Johnson – Jones Walker LLP
John W. Ames – Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
Richard P. Carmody – Adams and Reese LLP
Rudy J. Cerone – McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Craig M. Geno – Craig M. Geno, PLLC
James E. Smith – Williams Anderson PLC
Emily Campbell Taube – Burr & Forman LLP
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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