ToneyKorf Partners, LLC (“ToneyKorf”) proudly sponsors BANKRUPT TALENT, an annual Rock & 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
- Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions, LLC
- 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 holiday wishes for homeless children all around NYC.
Good Grief’s mission is to provide unlimited and free support to children, teens, young adults, and families after the death of a mother, father, sister, or brother through peer support programs, education, and advocacy. Good Grief understands that children and adults grieve differently. Their programs ensure that they never have to grieve alone.
New Alternatives increases the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBTQ youth and enables them to transition out of the shelter system to stable adult lives by providing long-term case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and support services for HIV+ youth. The guiding principles of their work are harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.
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 Partners.