FEBRUARY 2019 VOL. 6, 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 ABI's Annual Spring Meeting this April in Washington, D.C. There will also be an Endowment bourbon-tasting reception sponsored by Omni Management Group, Inc., Perkins Coie LLP and Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP.

The reception, on April 12, is by invitation only and will include new donors at the Sustaining Member level and up. For more information on how to get involved with the ABI Endowment, visit abi.org/endowment or contact ABI Chief Financial Officer Kathy Sheehan.


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Endowment HOckey Event in Tampa

On Feb. 7, ABI Endowment supporters gathered at Amalie Arena to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the St. Louis Blues. They networked in a luxury box reserved for the event; the event was held in conjunction with the annual Paskay Seminar in Tampa, Fla. Thanks go to Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP for donating the suite and tickets. All proceeds benefited the Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund. More information on Endowment events will be posted at abi.org/events. If your firm would like to host an event to support the Endowment, please email ABI Marketing Manager Sharisa L. Sloan.


Endowment Hockey Box 1

ABI Endowment supporters enjoyed a private suite to watch the NHL's top team during the Paskay conference.

Endowment Hockey Box 1Loretta C. O'Keeffe (Gibbons I Neuman; Tampa, Fla.) (c) and her husband with Maximillian Amster (VERIDIS; Tampa, Fla.) (l) in the Shumaker suite.

New Donors Recognized

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

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Hon. Daniel S. Opperman
U.S Bankruptcy Court (E.D. Mich.)

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Nancy J. Whaley
Standing Chapter 13 Trustee

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Melissa Davis
KapilaMukamal, LLP

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

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

Endowment Fund

Regional Endowment Chairs


Chair: Christopher A. Ward – Polsinelli
Sam J. Alberts – Dentons
Ryan G. Foley – Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Charles Forman – LeClairRyan, PC
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

Chair: Richard S. Lauter – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Daniel A. DeMarco – Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
James A. Lodoen – Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Claire Ann Resop – Steinhilber Swanson
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 – 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
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 – Summit Investment Management LLC
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 (US) 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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