Tom and Jane Abbott

CIMA 2013
Honorary Chairs

     As longtime supporters of CIMA, Tom and Jane are deeply honored to serve as this year's Honorary Chairs. Since 1996, Jane has served CIMA in various capacities, ranging from Event Coordinator to President. Tom held Jane up through each appointment. After graduating from University of Maryland, Jane was fortunate to be able to combine her love of teaching and acting, through numerous Educational Television series. While performing at the United States Naval Academy, she met Midshipman Tom Abbott. They married six months later and moved to California. After multiple moves and deployments, they decided to leave the military and start a family, resulting in sons Jeremy and Steve. During Tom's final assignment as Executive Support Officer to the Secretary of Defense, he graduated from George Washington Law School. He then joined the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge, where he has been a partner for 25 years and Chair of the country's largest Government Contracts practice. Jane remains a proud member of SagAftra and Actors Equity, although most of her spare time is now spent with Tom volunteering at several service centers for the homeless and disenfranchised, and at their Sherman Oaks parish of St. Francis de Sales. Their favorite ongoing projects are the Soup & Cinema series, started by CIMA's founder, Fr. Tony Scannell, OFM, and year-round softball in the Lawyers' League. Tom & Jane wish CIMA continued success and look forward to celebrating its good works for many years to come!