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Gerald Donini Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

1/24/2014
 
INDIANAPOLIS – Gerald Donini has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today.

While pursuing a Brown University Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Mr. Donini was simultaneously establishing his legacy in the track and field world.  A few of his many accomplishments include being a two-time IC4A Champion, a two-time New England Champion, as well as a two-time Heps Champion. He remains a Brown University record holder both indoor and outdoor. To recognize Mr. Donini’s success, he was inducted into the Brown University Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.

“Jerry’s passion for track & field and his experience as an accomplished thrower will provide unique insight for our board.  We are fortunate to have him,” stated Greifeld.

Mr. Donini along with his wife, Lisa, reside in Residence Summit, New Jersey.  As family man of five children he has recently retired from Barclays Corporate and Investment Banking where he held the role of Chief Operating Officer.  Before his time at Barclays he worked in Wall Street finance since graduating from Brown in 1986.  To add to his successful career he has served as a member of two Executive Committees, at both Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital.

The Foundation Elite Athlete Grant Program contributes to the pursuit of world-class performances by American post-collegiate track and field athletes. Athletes must meet minimum performance and financial need standards to be eligible.

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, distance training centers and anti-doping education. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts, and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants, career counseling (mentoring and jobs) and participation in Run with US! (www.rwus-now.org). Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visit www.usatffoundation.org or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or tom.jackovic@usatf.org.

Susan Hazzard
Director of Public Relations
USA Track & Field
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