College Patrons and Sponsors
Funding for the College is provided solely by our Fellows and their professional firms through dues, event sponsorships and - most significantly - our Patrons & Sponsors Program. We are proud and grateful that in 2021 over 150 of the professional firms with which our Fellows are associated participated in the Program as a Sustaining Patron, Patron, Sponsor or Supporter.
Your firm's support for the Program is critical to the continuation and expansion of the College activities, including educational programs, annual meeting and induction events, committee activities, the National Bankruptcy Archives, pro bono grants through the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, and our newly appointed Select Commission on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. It is for this reason that we reach out to you now to ask your firm to support the Patrons & Sponsors Program for 2022.
The College and its Fellows are playing critical roles in supporting the revitalization of businesses and individuals in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, ranging from our Policy Committee’s valuable feedback on recent legislative proposals to our Fellows’ daily efforts guiding clients through this ever-changing landscape. And the need for pro bono support from the Foundation – funded in part by the College - has never been greater. (Please note that the Foundation will be reaching out separately to Fellows this fall regarding individual charitable contributions made directly to the Foundation.) The College has also taken important steps in its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and we anticipate dedicating additional financial resources to support the DEI Commission’s recommendations. Now more than ever, we hope that supporting the College's important work will remain a priority for your firm.
Induction into the College not only recognizes the notable contributions that each of our Fellows has made to the profession and his or her community, but offers a collective opportunity to continue making a meaningful impact. We would be most grateful for your firm's support of the Patrons & Sponsors Program, enabling the College to fulfill our mission to enhance professionalism, scholarship and service in bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice.
Please click here to pledge your firm's support for 2022.
Melissa S. Kibler