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The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Foundation (TLPF) was established in 1987. It is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. In 1990, TLPF received a very generous contribution from the estate of Herman R. Tate, a long-time member of TTA. To date, 165 individual donors have contributed $892,000 to the TLPF. In addition, the sponsors of the annual TLPF Golf Tournament—Professional Insurance Center in 1998 and 1999, Gateway Insurance from 2000 to 2012 and Atlas Financial Holdings in 2013 and 2014—have donated an additional $68,000 in sponsorship fees to the Foundation.

We are grateful for each contribution and we are pleased to list the individual contributors as follows:

Premium Contributors: $500,000 or more
Platinum Contributors: $20,000-$499,999
Gold Contributors: $10,000-$19,999
Silver Contributors: $2,500-$9,999
Copper Contributions: $500-$2,499
Bronze Contributors: $1-$499

Premium Contributor

Herman R. Tate, Philanthropy, CA

Platinum Contributor

Neal Nichols, VA

Gold Contributors

Jesse Gaddis, FL

Ellis Houston, AL

Murray Rosenberg, NJ

Ham Smythe III, TN

Judy Swystun, VA

Martin Zilber, FL

Silver Contributors

Lee Barnes, MD

Jim Bell, ON, CAN

Elizabeth Boynton, PA

Jamie Campolongo, PA

Joe Chernow, TX

Mike Fogarty, MA

John Hall, AR**

Rick Hewatt, GA

Richard Kleinschmidt, MO

Bill Knaus, PA

Al LaGasse, MD

Bill Legare, RI

Michael Levine, NY

Brian McBride, OH

Robert McBride, CO

Anthony Palmeri, CA

Corky Renzi, MA

Larry Silva, CA

Larry Slagle, CA

Mary Smarelli, WI

Ham Smythe IV, TN

Carl Ward, KY

Brian Wier, AZ

Bill Williams, NC**

Copper Contributors

Glenn Adzima, WI**

Lorne Anisman, ON, CAN

Richard Armour, MA

Tom Arrighi, MA

Jim Bell, NV**

Bill Bodenhamer, FL

Ken Butler, VA

George Butts, CA

Nick Cambas, FL

Jerry Campolongo, PA

Charley Curtin, CT**

John Davidson, CA**

Kevin DeSantis, CA

Victor Dizengoff, NY

Knox Frizzell, TX

Jim Furniss, FL**

Jim Gillespie, CA

David Hamamey, OH

Gene Hauck, ID

Brian Hunt, CA

Robin Hunt, IN

Theda Hunt, IN**

Pervaiz Karim, IL

Dwight Kines, MD

Dave Koscielak, CA

Joe Kramer, ON, CAN

Gayle Law, GA**

John Lazar, CA

Dan Leonas, ME

Paul Marron, CA

Bob Mackasek, NY

Steve Maloy, CA

Serge Masse, QC, CAN

Jim McLary, IN

Hal Mellegard, CA

Guy Mongello, FL

Harold Morgan, MD

Fred Pleines, CA

Sanders Partee, VA

David Reid, MI

Mitch Rouse, CA

William Rouse, CA

Rob Searcy, FL

Don Somers, NJ

Andy Stoppelman, NY

Ron Stoppelmann, NY

Curtis Stricker, PA

Kia Tehrany, CA

Jo-Anne Thompson, MA

Jerilyn Ugaste, IL

Chuck Walker, OH**

Sue Watson, CA

Robbie Werth, VA

Tommy White, OK**

Steve Yablon, NJ**

Bill Yuhnke, NY

Sig Zilber, FL**

Bronze Contributors

Steve Abraham, NM

Paul Altman, IL

Sam Amato, CA

Bryan Barger, TN

Bob Barnes, MI

James Barton, KY**

Terry Bell, NV

Jerry Brady, TX**

Jane Brown, AZ

Marc Caplan, FL

Janet Cherrier, MN

Joe Cizzuzzo, NY**

Fred Clevenger, MI

Joseph Convery, NJ

Don Coolbaugh, NY

Byron Corcoran, VT

Richard Corey, WV

Michael D'Addeo, NY

G.W. DeAntonis, NY

Nathan Dwiri, CA

Ben Early, FL

Louis Falbo, PA

Steve Friedberg, PA

Joe Gianetto, NY

Judy Griffin, FL

Alan Groedel, OH

R.C. Heckert, WV

Ken Hoggard, GA

Craig Hughes, AZ

Charles Johnson, TX**

Robert O. Johnson, VA

Duane Kamins, TX

Richard Kane, DC

George Kapp, NC

Robert King, WV**

Karl Kuhlman, NY

Benny Law, GA**

Dick Leshey, OR

Stephanie Lesky, NY

Arthur Levine, NY**

Edwin Lokshin, NY

Diana Loop, CA

Mark Lewis, MA

Jamie Marlowe, OH

Kim McCarty, WI

Tim McClain, OR

John Munro, ON, CAN**

Carolyn Nelson, MD

Gary Olson, TX

John Patti, NY**

Roberta Pike, NY

Mike Pinckard, AZ

Ken Pleines, CA

Paul Powell, KY

Andy Poulous, ON, CAN

Steven Qua, OH

Philip Riccio, CA

Rudy Robinson, NY

Rosalie Ryan, OH

Joanna Sabrof, CA

Armando Sapiro, FL

Peter Salmon, ON, CAN

Michael Sanfelippo, WI

Bill Scalzi, CT

David Shaw, FL

Marc Shpilner, MA

Michael Sobota, WV

Gene Stalians, NV

Edward Steinberg, FL

Edward Stoppelmann, NY

Kenny Straub, WV**

Dan Tamkin, CA

Raymond Turner, TX

Joe White, OK**

June Williams, OH

Howard Yasbin, NY**

**Deceased

Funds

An individual who makes a contribution of $10,000 or more to the Foundation's General Fund can establish a separate fund in the contributor's name within the Foundation. In addition, a group of individuals can choose to collectively donate a total of $10,000 or more to recognize an individual's impact on the for-hire vehicle industry and/or TTA. To date, eight separate Funds have been established within the Foundation:

  • The Ellis Houston Fund
  • The Knaus Fund
  • The Neal Nichols Fund
  • The Murray Rosenberg Fund
  • The Dennis Rouse Fund
  • The Smythe Family Fund
  • The Swystun-Oden Family Fund
  • The Zilber Fund