ANYONE! Whoever makes a major donation or matches donations up to $500 or more will be recognized by name on the Legal Food Frenzy website based on the levels listed below. You could even have multiple VIPs from your team. This includes:

  • Your firm or company (we can look up if you already have a matching program in place!)
  • A managing partner or employee
  • A client
  • An outside company, group, or individual
Platinum $10,000+
Gold $5,000+
Silver $2,500+
Bronze $1,000+
Copper $500+


While anyone can simply make a major donation and be recognized as a VIP, we encourage you to increase employee engagement by offering to "match donations." Here are examples:

  • Matching Ratios. The matcher can “DOUBLE DONATIONS” by pledging to donate $1 for every $1 raised during the competition or TRIPLE donations by donating $2 for every $1 raised. They can also do a .5 = 1 ratio, 50 cents for every $1 raised, and so on.
  • You can apply a maximum to matching. The matcher can pledge to match up to $1,000 in donations or $5,000 in donations, etc.
  • Limit matching to a specific day. The matcher could pledge to match all donations on the first day of the competition or the final day.
  • Have an idea? Let us know! We are open to creative matching ideas that will increase your impact.


  • Increase your ability to fight hunger! This will increase employee buy-in! Studies show that mentioning matching has led to a 51% increase in donations from individuals. Every match has the possibility to double or triple the amount of meals the food banks can distribute with your donations.
  • Get an edge in the competition! The matching contribution will count towards your firm or organization’s Legal Food Frenzy point total, so you will be much more competitive!
  • Get extra recognition! This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your brand and to gain recognition on the Legal Food Frenzy website. The matcher will be placed in one of the recognition tiers below based on how much they pledge to donate and, ultimately, how much they do donate.


Below is a list of the VIPs who made major donations and the team they contributed to.



Steven Salbu, Georgia Institute of Technology - Office of Legal Affairs


Matthew Ornstein, Law Office of Joe S. Habachy

B. Chastain, Chick-Fil-A, Inc.
William Ching, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
McKesson Corporation
Hezekiah Sistrunk, The Cochran Firm
Troutman Sanders, LLP

Alston & Bird
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C.
Katie Balthrop, Troutman Sanders
Honorable James Blanchard, Augusta Judges
Buckley Brown, PC
Cantor Colburn LLP
Caplan Cobb LLP
Andrea Curcio, Georgia State Univ. Law
James Dantzler, Troutman Sanders
Carolyn Dobbins, Rogers & Hardin LLP
Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Dunlap, Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker
The Eichholz Law Firm
David Elderkin, DeKalb Office of Public Defender
Randall Frost, Stewart, Melvin & Frost
Mr. & Mrs. John Gram, Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker
Joe Habachy, Law Office of Joe S. Habachy
Patricia Healy, Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy
Robert Ingram, Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP
J. Walker Associates LLC
Kutak Rock, LLP
John Latham, Alston & Bird
John Lovell, Newnan-Coweta Bar Association
Angela Maxwell, Law Office of Joe S. Habachy
Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP
Armin Oskouei, Law Office of Joe S. Habachy
Tammy Pearson, Chick-Fil-A, Inc.
Terry Pickren, Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed LLP
James Purcell, Fulcher Hagler
Honorable David Roper, Augusta Judges
Richard Schneider, King and Spalding
Marilyn Shaw, Serta Simmons Bedding
Stewart, Melvin & Frost
Shiver Hamilton, LLC
James Stevens, Troutman Sanders
Aaron Thomas, Law Office of Joe S. Habachy
Mr. & Mrs Christopher Walker, Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Michelle Adams, Kutak Rock
Anthony Askew, Meunier Carlin & Curfman
Robert Baker, Law Office of Joe S. Habachy
Patricia Barmeyer, King and Spalding
Celeste Boisclair, Greenberg Traurig
Lawrence Bracken, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Glenn Briggs, Serta Simmons Bedding
Bradley Burman, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Michael Caplan, Caplan Cobb
Caplan Cobb LLP
Christopher Carr, Office of the Attorney General
Freddie Chapman, The Caiaccio Law Firm
Janet Chapman, Sponsler, Bishop, Koren & Hammer
John Coalson, Alston & Bird
Susan Connelly, Cook & Connelly
Cathy Cox, Mercer Law School
Tomas Cullen, Hunter MacLean
Virginia Cranford, Chick-Fil-A, Inc.
Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed LLP
Stephen Devereaux, King and Spalding
Erich Durlacher, Burr and Forman
Marjorie Economopoulos, Law Office of Joe S. Habachy
Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Edenfield
Elarbee Thompson Sapp & Wilson LLP
Eversheds Sutherland
The Dunn Foundation, Hunter McClean
R. Read Gignilliat, DeKalb County Law Department
Neil Ginn, Southern Co/Georgia Power
Derek Hardesty, King and Spalding
Robert Hays, King and Spalding
Holly Hempel, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Laura Huffman, King and Spalding
Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar, LLP
Talmadge Infinger, King and Spalding
James Bates Brannan Groover LLP - Atlanta
James, Bates, Brannan, Groover - Columbus
Jarrard & Davis
William Jenkins, Jenkins and Roberts
Jenkins Utley, PC
John Jett, Kilpatrick Townsend
Wab Kadaba, Kilpatrick Townsend
Elena Kaplan, Jones Day
Sara Khaki, Atlanta Divorce Law Group
King & Spalding LLP
Jeanette Linley, Phoenix Air Group
Robert Long, Serta Simmons Bedding
Tywanda Lord, Kilpatrick Townsend
Kelly Ludwick, Chick-Fil-A, Inc.
Mark Maloney, King and Spalding
Elizabeth McLeod, Fulcher Hagler
John Miles, Miles Mediation
Barbara Oliverio, Attorney Justin Oliverio LLC
Justin Oliverio, Attorney Justin Oliverio LLC
Jonathan Pannell, Gray Pannell & Woodward
Shirley Patterson, Jenkins and Roberts
W. Persons, King and Spalding
Alan Prince, King and Spalding
Rocky Remson, Law Office of Joe S. Habachy
Lynn Roberson, Miles Mediation and Arbitration Services
Tina Roddenbery, Holland Roddenbery
Amy Rooks, Chick-Fil-A, Inc.
Jennifer Sandberg, Fisher & Phillips
Security Federal Bank, Hull Barrett, PC
Seyfarth Shaw
Lynette Smith, Chick-Fil-A, Inc.
Douglas Spear, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Andi Stroud, Calloway Title and Escrow, LLC
Stephan Sullivan, Law Office of Joe S. Habachy
Eric Taylor, Hunton Andrews and Kurth
Jodi Taylor, Baker-Donalson
The Pedigo Law Firm, P.C.
The Simon Law Firm
M. Robert Thornton, King and Spalding
Darla Ura, DeKalb Office of Public Defender
Walton County Bar Association
Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker
William White, Smith, Welch, Webb and White
Jenny Wright, Mercer Law School