College Patrons and Sponsors

Dear Fellows,

Funding for the College is provided solely by our Fellows and their professional firms through dues, event sponsorships and – most significantly – the Patrons & Sponsors Program.  Your firm’s support for that Program is critical to the continuation and expansion of College activities, including educational programs, annual meeting and induction events, committee activities, the National Bankruptcy Archives and pro bono grants through the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation.  The College keeps on getting better and better and it is only through your generous support.

Now more than ever, the College and its Fellows will play a critical role in supporting the revitalization of businesses and individuals grappling with rising interest rates, the impact of the Fed’s efforts to balance inflation and employment goals, and continuing strain from geo-political volatility and other market factors.

And the need for pro bono support from the Foundation – funded in large part by the College – has never been greater.  (Please note that the Foundation will be reaching out to Fellows in October to solicit their individual charitable contributions made directly to the Foundation.)  While we understand that all firms are examining their spending and sponsorship priorities closely, we hope that the College’s important work will remain a priority for you and your firm.

As you may know, for many years, the College has sponsored a semester-long class on international bankruptcy. The class is offered annually during the spring semester at many law schools. The lecturers include some of the leading international insolvency academics, practitioners and judges in the world, many of whom are College Fellows. For the 2024 semester, the College is pleased to offer all Fellows and their firms the opportunity to audit the course, with a deep discount for firms who sponsor the College through the Patrons and Sponsors program. The classes are presented live (via Zoom) on 13 consecutive Tuesday nights starting January 16, 2024, from 6:40 pm ET to 8:20 pm ET. Extensive reference materials are also posted for each class. Click here for more information on the International Bankruptcy Course.

Induction into the College not only recognizes the important 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 continued – or upgraded – 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 2024

Charles A. Beckham, Jr.