Each month, CARE publishes a column called the “CARE Corner” in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s “ABI Journal.” This is the July 2018 column republished and lightly edited for the website blog. This month we share some chapter highlights and news about the staff.
Chapter Highlights: CARE Kansas City Coordinator Receives Distinguished Counselor Award from KCMBA
CARE Kansas City Coordinator Sherri L. Wattenbarger received the Distinguished Counselor Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association in May 2018. She and other award winners spoke at a panel presentation called “Celebrate The Greats!” and received the award later that evening during the awards dinner. In 2017, CARE Kansas City reached 625 students and presented at eight schools and organizations.
Chapter Highlights: CARE Chicago Celebrates Successful 2017-2018 School Year
CARE Chicago thanks Kevin H. Morse and the Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP Bankruptcy Group for hosting the CARE Spring 2018 Networking Happy Hour. CARE Chicago has had a busy year so far, presenting 69 times at 21 venues by 43 active volunteers. Those presentations included discussions at Lake Community High School, where Susan Poll Klaessy and Mark F. Hebbeln of Foley & Lardner LLP met with high school students to discuss the fundamentals of credit scores. CARE volunteers R. Scott Alsterda of Nixon Peabody LLP and Bankruptcy Judge Janet S. Baer, Erica Tukel Wax, and Ryan W. Chapin of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois presented at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as part of its “Legal Issues for Artists and Designers” program.
The school year ended on a high note with presentations at the Heartland Human Care Services, where CARE Chicago volunteers presented to a group of adults on student loans. The CARE Chicago Chapter is grateful to its dedicated volunteers for making the first quarter of 2018 a resounding success and looks forward to their continuing great work this fall. Find more information on CARE Chicago at their chapter website: CAREChicago.org.
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If you cannot commit to a monthly gift, consider asking your firm or employer to make a corporate gift to CARE on your behalf. Contact CARE Programs Manager Ian Redman at [email protected] for more information.
CARE Staff News
Congratulations to CARE team member Ian Redman, who was promoted from Program Coordinator to Programs Manager. His numerous responsibilities include fundraising, chapter coordination and expansion, volunteer management, and communications. Ian joined the staff in October 2016 and is an alumnus of The George Washington University. Prior to joining CARE, he founded and ran a political-consulting firm focused on communications, fundraising, and strategy for local political campaigns in Virginia.