Senior Class Gift

In honor of the culmination of the entire class’s junior squash journey.
In support of US Squash junior development programs
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Thousands of junior squash players of all levels across the country compete and enjoy squash as a regular part of their lives. Each year, hundreds graduate from junior squash while retaining the values practiced in the sport, the close and enduring friendships they have formed, and with an enduring love for squash as a lifelong sport.

This Class Gift initiative seeks to establish the precedent for graduating classes to come together in celebration of the entire class’s achievements, on and off the court, and in support of US Squash’s junior development programs.

To allow inclusion of as many graduating seniors as possible, all contributors to this initiative, regardless of amount, will be recognized with their graduate’s name on their class plaque displayed within the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.

 

Why Give to the Senior Class Gift Initiative?

  • Honor your graduate with their name on the annual plaque displayed on the Class Gift exhibit within the Arlen Specter US Squash Center
  • Show appreciation for the opportunities, relationships, and experiences that junior squash has provided
  • Support the staff for their commitment to the quality of the junior squash experience through tournaments, assisting clubs and pros with their planning, and optimizing the sport’s technology and online tools
  • Inspire and help pave the way for younger players and expand the reach of squash

Donate to the Senior Class Gift

How to Donate

Contributions to US Squash are 100% tax deductible. All donors to this initiative are supporting US Squash’s Junior Squash Fund and will be recognized as such in both printed and online material.

In addition, checks may be made out to US Squash, with memo “Class of 2022” and mailed to US Squash, P.O. Box 38610, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

If you would prefer to make a gift via securities, wire, or have any questions, please contact development@ussquash.org or call 215-596-0257.

Please contact narelle.krizek@ussquash.org with any questions. 

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Class of 2022

Leadership and Support

Class Gift Initiative Chair: Genie Logue

Class Gift Initiative Ambassadors: Nupur Anand, Vishal Bhagwati, Sheryl Broadhurst, Liz Carney, Paige Daggatt, Gloria Dichter, Sara Glaser, June Leavy, Maggie Lockwood, Lisa Ndiaye, Lindsey Page, Maine Park, Soo Venkatesan, Marnie Worth

Please contact Narelle Krizek – narelle.krizek@ussquash.org if you interested in being listed as a Class Ambassador and willing to reach out to other families with players graduating in the Class of 2022 in support of this initiative.

US Squash Board Support: Soo Venkatesan and Jen Mackesy

Class Gifts Made in Honor of these 2022 Graduating Seniors (as of May 11, 2022)

Aanya Anand
Arvi Argarwal
David Beeson
Katherine Bell
Arav Bhagwati
Caleb Boateng
Sydney Bramen
Trey Campbell
Tad Carney
Jaclyn Dichter
Elijah Dorroh
Ainsley Ellison
Maria Fernanda Pinto Forno
Patrick Keller
Yvonne Kim
William Klein
Asher Leavy
Dodge Martinson
Sean Mirza
Ashton Monteiro
Mitav Nayak
Kennedy Ndiaye
Hansen S. Ogden
Alexander Orr
Victor Park
Joy Qu
Isabella Ronda
Peter Hall Russell
Abby Schuster
Devon Shatzman
John Paul (JP) Tew
Gabe Thin
Willow Woodward
Callie Worth
Austin Zhuang

Class of 2021
Class Gift Initiative Ambassadors: Lucinda Bhavsar, Meg Braff, Rick Campbell, Kirsten Comai, Stefani Pashman Feinstein, Steve Foley, Becky Friedman, Alyssa Kay, June Leavy, Faith Lefkort, Gingy Lennon, Renu Mital, Laura Pellegrino, Kendra Raine

US Squash Board Support: Jennifer Mackesy, Soo Venkatesan

Class Gifts Made in Honor of these 2021 Graduating Seniors (as of June 30, 2021)

Ellie Ackerman
Auggie Bhavsar
Charles Braff
John Bryan
Quintin Campbell
Emma Carter
Supriya Chang
Adelaide Cline
Margaux Comai
Douglas Conigliaro
Amanda Cowhey
Marco DiFilippo
Oliver Eielson
Katherine Evans
Grace Flaherty
Maureen Foley
Walter Huffman
Rohan Iyer
Elise Kang
Theresa Kay
Christopher Kenny
Josephine Klein
Samuel Knoll
Gainsley Korengold
Grace Lavin
Jason Lefkort
Aubrey Lennon
Will Lichstein
Jack Lungstrum
Coulter Mackesy
Andrew Minnis
Cate Moll
Kacey Mollenkopf
Hansen Ogden
Caroline Pellegrino
Margaret Pruett
Charlotte Raine
Isabella Rolfe
Katherine Sapinski
Robert Sawyers
Tessa Walden
Darcy Weber
Kristen Weil
Lindsay Westerfield
Nick Wilkinson
Saechow Yap

Class of 2020
Class Gift Initiative Ambassadors: Punitha Arockiasamy, Elizabeth Carney, Amy Charlton, Christina Evans, Jodie Fink, Ellen Gildea, Ruchira Glaser, Bruce Huberman, Katharine Joyce, Tina Lee, Brian Leonard, Elisa Malani, Jamie McIntyre, Anand Raman, Peter Santry, Winnie Wen

US Squash Board Support: Andrew Fink, Jennifer Mackesy, Linda Robinson, Soo Venkatesan

Class Gifts Made in Honor of these 2020 Graduating Seniors

Avni Anand
Dhivya Arasappan
Christian Bae
Neil Bam
Andrew T. Barr
Shyuan Brown
Julia Brinker
Ellie Burke
Naima Burton
Emma Carney
Renee Chan
Kate Chang
Harry Charlton
Samuel Charlton
Alexander Chiang
Caroline Chin
Ella Cohen
Cate Costin
Serena Daniel
Raji Davenport
Griffin Dewey
Sehar Dey-Kohli
Lark Ervasti
William Eun
William Evans
Julia Fink
Whitney Finney
Margaret Fleischner
Thomas Fournaris
Nolan Gelinas
Ned Gildea
Charlotte Gillis
Katherine Glaser
Toby Goldston
Eliana Good
Simren Gupta
Rory Hallowell
Charles Heath
Pierce Henderson
Thomas Hogan
Morgan Huberman
Binney Huffman
Jessica Hutt
Garrett Johnson
Carter Joyce
Graham Joyce
Nikhil Kakarla
Anika Kanchi
Gordon Lam
Joey Raskin Lantos
Anna Lee
Matt Lazor
Clara Lehv
Peter Lehv
Brian Leonard
Alexander Lorenzo
Mia Mahfood
Neal Malani
Lesliebeth Maldonado
Margo Mancuso
Rachel Mashek
Charlie Mattson
Myles McIntyre
Jacob Miller
Kedar Nagaraj
Zach Nam
Justin Ngo
Waleed Nisar
Erin O’Connor
Penelope Oh
Maxwell Orr
Isabel Paine
Portia Pliam
Jackson Rho
Olivia Robinson
Blake Roshkoff
Thomas Rosini
Dana Santry
Sameer Saxena
Ben Schiltz
Emily Schuster
Arjun Sen
Anourag Shah
Christian Shah
Saachi Singh
Elijah Smith
Henry Sparkman
Nicholas Spizzirri
Meghna Sreedhar
Conner Stoltz
Alan Tamayo
Andrew Tokarski
Kade Venkatesan
Priya Verma
Sanjana Vissapragada
Yos Wagenmans
Olivia Walsh
Collin Wen
Garrett Wenberg
Cole Zetterquist

About US Squash

US Squash is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which serves as the only national governing body and membership organization for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1904, its mission is to lead squash’s growth and development by increasing access and awareness, supporting meaningful lifelong engagement in the sport, and encouraging sportsmanship while achieving competitive excellence at the highest levels.

Powering US Squash’s mission is the aspiration to be the best: to help squash and all those who play it realize their full potential—with far-ranging impact.  In pursuing this mission, US Squash works to drive every facet of squash forward at every level: Junior development from beginner to elite players; team-based squash from middle school, high school through and college; Urban squash to adult leagues, and among professionals, coaches, officials and administrators.

US Squash promotes sportsmanship, character and fitness, increases access and awareness, supports meaningful lifelong engagement, and builds a stronger squash community every day.  As the sport’s officially designated national governing body, US Squash serves as its most forceful advocate.  In that role, US Squash

  • provides direct financial support to a range of people and programs including to squash and education (SEA) program participants to the best American athletes.
  • ensures the availability of training, development, certification and continuing educational opportunities and advocates for and creates opportunities for junior and adult participants.
  • invests in the necessary infrastructure to support the growth and development of the sport.
  • recognizes leaders in the community who demonstrate the qualities the sport values and honors the game’s special history.

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center (Specter Center) now acts as the anchor facility for the development of squash in the U.S. and brings players of all levels and abilities together to learn from one another.  Players from the entry level to JCTs, urban squash participants and high school teams, local community members and college club teams will all come together under one roof. The Specter Center’s programming will support core elements of US Squash’s mission and objectives:

Access: Through making squash available to a broad spectrum of participants in a major metropolitan area and acting as a proving ground for new US Squash programs for grassroots development nationwide.

Community: By fostering and strengthening connections within the Philadelphia squash community, creating a true home for squash nationwide, and forming best-practices to share with programs throughout the U.S.

Excellence: Acting as the incubator for home-grown elite players in their quest to reach the top of the podium. The Center will provide the best players from the U.S. unrivaled coaching, facilities, and logistical support in order to help them reach their potential.