ToneyKorf Partners 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 typically held at the famous Le Poisson Rouge in New York.
In October 2019 Bankrupt Talent moved to Washington, DC, for the Annual National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (“NCBJ”). The event raised more than $25,000 for Guitars for Vets (“G4V”). G4V shares the healing power of music by providing free guitars and instruction to our veterans and heroes struggling with physical injuries, PTSD, and other emotional distress. ToneyKorf Partners, along with our co-sponsors Gavin/Solmonese and Omni Agent Solutions, were proud to underwrite and support this event, allowing for 100% of the funds raised to go to the 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
- Good Grief
- Habitat for Humanity
- Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions, LLC
- Make A Film Foundation
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, The
- New Alternatives
- Save the Children
- Sisters of Charity
- Stockings with Care
The 2018 concert marked a special occasion, our 10th anniversary. ToneyKorf joined forces with Gavin/Solmonese to present a Greatest Hits Rock & Roll Musical Benefit. A record-breaking total of $108,000 was raised for the Make A Film Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants film wishes to children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions by teaming with noted film and TV actors, directors, and writers. Keeping up the tradition, by performing everything from the Jackson Five to Nirvana, musical host, Randa Karambelas, joined together with past Bankrupt Talent performers and new special guests from the restructuring and insolvency community.
Frequent headliners in Bankrupt Talent include Steve Korf, a founding member of ToneyKorf, who plays piano and percussion, and Tom Korf, a managing director in the firm, who plays guitar. Other Bankrupt Talent performers have included prominent insolvency professionals Charlie Berk, John Buck, Jamie Cote, 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, Glenn Moses, Greg Milmoe, Evan Plemenos, Joseph & Michael Richman, Mitch Ryan, Tom Salerno, John Seitz, Mary Kate Serratelli, Lindsay Tasher, Barak Tulin, Jeremy VanEtten, Mark Welch, and Steven Ziolkowski. 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.
For information about participating in an upcoming Bankrupt Talent event, please contact Randa Karambelas at email@example.com or 855-TKP-1212, Ext. 117.