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The Mecklenburg Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that collectively the following firms, legal departments, corporations and individuals have pledged and/or contributed more than $127,000 as of October 22, 2014. Thank you for supporting your BFF!


Platinum ($7,500 - $9,999)
Charlotte School of Law

Silver ($2,500 - $4,999)
Alston & Bird LLP
Association of Corporate Counsel—Charlotte Chapter
Bank of American Legal Department
Duke Energy Corporation-Law Department
Hunton & Williams
James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.
K & L Gates
McGuireWoods LLP
Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
Nexsen Pruet, PLLC
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLC
Troutman Sanders LLP
Van Kampen Law PC
Wells Fargo Legal Department
Winston & Strawn LLP
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Bronze (Up to $2,499)
Alexander Ricks PLLC
Burt & Cordes, PLLC
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Caudle & Spears, P.A.
Essex Richards P.A.
Gach & Nolen, PLLC
Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, PLLC
Horack Talley, PA
Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A.
Mayer Brown LLP
The Odom Firm, PLLC
Poyner Spruill LLP
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
Rudolf Widenhouse & Fialko
The Van Winkle Law Firm
Winstead PC


Patron ($2,500 & Up)
Michael A. DeMayo

Benefactor ($1,000 - $2,499)
Hon. Paige B. McThenia & T. Jonathan Adams
E. Osborne Ayscue Jr.
Dianne Chipps Bailey
Mark R. Bernstein
Sarah Dohoney Byrne
T. Hal Clarke Jr.
John H. Cobb
Tricia Morvan Derr
Robert C. Dortch, Jr.
Kodwo P. Ghartey-Tagoe
Peter S. Gilchrist II
Gary S. Hemric
Rebecca S. Henderson
Katherine S. Holliday
H. Bryan Ives III
Douglas M. Jarrell
David H. Jones
Jason Kay
Beverly & John Lassiter
Haynes P. Lea
Richard M. McDermott
John F. Morris
Charles H. Rabon Jr.
Claire J. Rauscher
Nancy M. Roberson
In Honor of Tricia Morvan Derr & Dianne Chipps Bailey
Raleigh A. Shoemaker
Jen & Bob Simmons
L. D. Simmons II
Richard M. Thigpen
David B. Whelpley Jr.
Supporter ($300 - $999)
Marvin A. Bethune
Richard A. Bigger
Sandy & Bobby Bowers
Robert G. Brinkley
N. Deane Brunson
Jefferson W. Brown
Jonathan E. Buchan
Eric L. Burk
Kimberlye Fayssoux Cornelson
G. Lee Cory Jr.
Nancy & Peter Covington
Heather & Chris Culp
Hon. Karen Eady-Williams
Douglas W. Ey Jr.
Walter D. Fisher Jr.
Debra L. Foster
Ronald L. Gibson
W. Lewis Glenn III
Joseph W. Grier III
Henry A. Harkey
Cory Hohnbaum
Robert C. Hord Jr.
Steve C. Horowitz
Stephen R. Hunting
C. Renee Jarrett
Charles E. Johnson
Max Justice
Lori R. Keeton
David Meade Kern
Mark W. Kinghorn
S. Luke Largess
Charles Lee
Tanisha J. Locke
Neill G. McBryde
DeWitt F. McCarley
Pender R. McElroy
Hon. Rickye McKoy-Mitchell
William H. McMullen Jr.
Mecklenburg County Bar
In Memory of Joseph L. Barrier, Mercer J. Blankenship Jr., Deborah C. Chapman, A. Myles Haynes Jr., James E. Johnson Jr., Frank J. Murphy Jr., John G. Newitt Jr., Lewis H. Parham Jr., Marnite Shuford, Henry L. Sloan III, Daniel L. Taylor & Thomas D. Windsor
Kiran H. Mehta
Daniel A. Merlin
Spencer B. Merriweather III
Leslie H. Miller
Thomas L. Mitchell
Alice K. Moore
Carter & Raj Natarajan
John H. Northey III
Sean F. Perrin
Randel E. Phillips
Patrick Ridinger
Claire J. Samuels
Richard Schell
Andrew J. Schwaba
Jane Whitt Sellers
Timika Shafeek-Horton
David A. Shuford
George W. Sistrunk III
Roy Smart
Paul A. Steffens
Hon. Louis A. Trosch Jr.
Christine & Christopher Tucci
Clarence W. “Ace” Walker
Henry B. Ward III
John R. Wester
F. Lane Williamson

Contributor (Up to $299)
Thomas H. Ainsworth III
Michael O. Andersen
Cynthia A. Aziz
Jacqueline C. Bares
Samuel E. Barker
David L. Batty
Lyn M. Batty
Matthew S. Bedsole
Aretha V. Blake
Diana G. Carter
Hon. Ronald L. Chapman
Lynn F. Chandler
Elisa Chinn-Gary
Daphne T. Chisolm
Andrea C. Chomakos
Dumont Clarke IV
M. Cabell Clay
Sen. Daniel G. Clodfelter
Edward G. Connette
Marion A. Cowell
Brian S. Cromwell
Anne L. Crotty
John R. Cunningham III
John T. Daniel
George S. Daly Jr.
William D. Dannelly
John Parke Davis
Hon. Albert Diaz
Norma M. DiDonato
Ralph H. Dougherty
Amber R. Duncan
William Moore Eckerman
Ashley & Hunter Edwards
Catherine El-Khouri
Landon S. Eustache
Jami J. Farris
Ray S. Farris
Faith A. Fickling
In Honor of Rona Karacaova
Theodore O. Fillette
Mary R. Florence
Stephanie Greer Fulcher
Holly McMillan Gambill
Jonathan Goldberg
Julie Z. & Eugene S. Griggs
James E. Gronquist
Albert E. Guarnieri
Hon. Ty M. Hands
Irvin W. Hankins III
Robert E. Harrington
Ariel Elisa Harris
Joseph B. Henninger Jr.
Tracy H. Hewett
Jonathan P. Heyl
Josephine Hicks
Heather R. Hobgood
Dorothy D. Hodges
Roscoe C. Hood Jr.
Pearlynn G. Houck
Sarah F. Hutchins
Katie & Travis Iams
Lina E. James
Stuart M. Jones Jr.
Christine & Hon. William Jones
Hatcher B. Kincheloe
Melissa L. Kreager
Jonathan C. Krisko
Nicole Bourget & Mark Kutny
Bradley R. Kutrow
Laura & Paul Lawrence
Timothy P. Lendino
Tammie & Lou Lesesne
Georgia Jacquez Lewis
Hon. Hugh B. Lewis
Lauren V. Lewis
Becky & Erik Lindahl
Maria G. B. Long
Craig T. Lynch
Jeffrey P. MacHarg
Susan & Kevin McCarter
Molly L. McIntosh
Erica Messimer
Roy H. Michaux Jr.
In Memory of Robert E. Perry Jr.
Hon. Regan A. Miller
Catherine Bell Mitchell
Luther Moore
John F. Morris
Robert B. Newkirk III
Todd Nuccio
Dennis O’Dea
Cecilia Oseguera
Sally Higgins & Ray Owens
Diana R. Palecek
John J. Parker III
Shalanna L. Pirtle
W. Edward Poe Jr.
Nicole A. Ramsdell
Jane S. Ratteree
Samuel T. Reaves
Alice C. Richey
William Rikard
Thomas D. Rivers
Morgan H. Rogers
Hope A. Root
Patrick D. Sarsfield II
Kristen L. Schneider
Claire & Ted  Shapack
Pamela K. Silverman
Robert C. Sink
Russell F. Sizemore
Amanda S. Smiley
Allen Todd Sprinkle
R. Jeremy Sugg
John L. Sullivan Jr.
Erin K. Taylor
Peggy & Charles Thies
Kelly S. Thomas
Anne M. Tompkins
Hon. Elizabeth T. Trosch
Scott M. Tyler
Chris van Heerden
Jerry H. Walters Jr.
Kristi K. Walters
Clark C. Walton
S. Rogers Warner Jr.
Carlos D. Watson
Eric D. Welsh
Heather C. White
Stacy K. Wood
J. Melissa Woods
John P. Zimmer  

The BFF Honor Roll
The BFF Honor Roll recognizes those firms and organizations that have 100% attorney participation in donating to the Bar Foundation Fund

Special Thanks to:
Mecklenburg Bar Foundation Board of Directors
Troutmas Sanders LLP

Do you want your firm to receive special recognition on the BFF Honor Roll?
Contact Development Committee Chair David H. Jones at or Director of Foundation Development Leah Reed Campbell at or 704/375-8624 for more information.



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