JULY 2017 VOL. 4, NO. 7
From the ABI Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund
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 ssloan@abi.org.
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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 raising money for the ABI Endowment on Nov. 9 in Chicago. A huge thank you goes to 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., Bryan Cave LLP, Development Specialists, Inc., Freeborn & Peters LLP, Hiltz & Zanzig LLC, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC and Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP. Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact ABI Marketing Manager Sharisa Sloan at ssloan@abi.org.
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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. From the back tees, the course measures 6,447 yards and plays to a slope rated 129. The course is mainly bent grass, poa, greens, tees and fairways with a mixture of bluegrass, ryegrass and fescue grass in rough areas.
Cedar Hills Country Club
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Kunhs at skuhns@instituteofcredit.org.
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Remembering Mark Stingley

Mark Stingley

The Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund mourns the loss of Mark Stingley (Bryan Cave LLP), who passed away on July 9 following a short illness. Mark was a tireless and dedicated supporter of the Endowment Fund throughout his long association with ABI. Not only was Mark a Millennium Level donor, but he frequently pitched in to help organize Endowment fundraisers, such as the upcoming River Roast Endowment Wine Dinner happening November 9 in Chicago. As noted in the August issue of the ABI Journal, Mark touched his many friends and colleagues with his warmth, compassion, and generous spirit. He will be deeply missed.

What the Fund Pays for

ABI’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy is in full swing. In July, the Commission’s Advisory Committee on Chapter 13 held a public meeting during the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees’ 2017 Annual Seminar on July 15 in Seattle. Attendees were invited to provide written and oral statements about chapter 13 issues the Commission is considering. The video of the meeting, along with the written statements provided to the committee, can be found on the Commission’s website.

Consumer Commission at NACTT

The next stop for the Consumer Commission is the annual meeting of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees on Sept. 13-17 in New Orleans. During this convention, the Commission’s Advisory Committee on Chapter 7 will hold its first public meeting. The Consumer Commission will also appear at ABI’s sessions at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges on Oct. 10 in Las Vegas and at ABI’s Hon. Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference in Chicago on Nov. 10. The final Commission program for 2017 will be held at ABI’s Winter Leadership Conference in La Quinta, Calif., Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Look for more information, as well as invitations to provide statements at these meetings, on the Commission’s website (ConsumerCommission.abi.org). To register for  ABI conferences, visit abi.org/events.

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: Robert P. Reynolds – Reynolds, Reynolds & Little, LLC
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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