ToneyKorf Partners, LLC proudly sponsors BANKRUPT TALENT, an annual rock and roll musical benefit founded in 2009 by ToneyKorf’s own Randa Karambelas and officially named BANKRUPT TALENT in 2011. Originally started as a musical fundraiser to celebrate her birthday in a small cabaret club downtown, BANKRUPT TALENT has now evolved into an annual event at the famous Le Poisson Rouge.
Each year, Randa joins together with other performers from the restructuring and insolvency community to raise awareness and support for a different charity. Organizations supported by the event in previous years have included:
- ABI’s Anthony H.N. Schnelling Endowment Fund
- Change for Kids
- Chordoma Foundation, The
- Cycle for Survival
- Habitat for Humanity
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, The
- Save the Children
- Sisters of Charity
- Stockings with Care
The 2016 concert raised over $51,000 for Stockings with Care, a not-for-profit organization that fulfills wishes for homeless children all around NYC. Their Holiday Program provides gifts to more than 1,650 kids each year to help families create the magic of Christmas morning by honoring the child’s individuality and preserving the dignity of their parents. Their First Day Program helps more than 500 kids start the school year off in a positive way by providing school supplies, book bags and new clothes on their first day of school. They are a grassroots organization run almost entirely by volunteers. Both Randa Karambelas and Steve Korf volunteer annually with Stockings with Care and were delighted to help spread the message about this great organization, especially on its 25th Anniversary.
Steve Korf, a founding member of ToneyKorf, plays piano and percussion, and Tom Korf, a Managing Director in the firm, plays guitar; both are frequent headliners in BANKRUPT TALENT. Other BANKRUPT TALENT performers have included prominent insolvency professionals as John Buck, Brad Daniel, Louis Dudney, Jack Esher, Ted Gavin, Steven Golick, Steven Golub, Bobby Guy, Beth Hansen, Allison Herriott, Neil Herman, Lance Ignon, George Kelakos, Terri Kelsey, Robert LeHane, Carol Levine, John Lyons, Greg Milmoe, Joseph & Michael Richman, Mitch Ryan, Tom Salerno, John Seitz, Barak Tulin, Jeremy VanEtten and Mark Welch. BANKRUPT TALENT is musically directed by David Fletcher, a local NYC Musician and husband of bankruptcy attorney Stephanie Wickouski.
Each year everyone involved donates their time and talent so that 100% of all ticket sales and corporate donations go directly to the selected charities. All expenses are covered by ToneyKorf.