Conrad Hall Endowment Fund
Established in 2018 by a gift from his parents, Robert and Janet Zucker, the Coach Conrad Hall Endowment honors Upper School history teacher and coach, Conrad Hall, and his dedication to excellence in the classroom, and to cross country and track and field.
Earnings provide qualified, need-based financial aid to new or current students with exceptional academic promise who pursue a well-balanced life that demonstrates a commitment to personal growth through participation in interscholastic athletics.
Alumni Meet the Match Challenge
In 2018, the Blondy family (Mary and her children, Joel ’07 and Rachael ’10) was moved by the creation of the endowment, its purpose, and how it honors such a longtime coach, mentor, and friend. Their respect and admiration of Coach Hall motivated them to create a matching challenge. The Blondys will match each gift made to the endowment by an alum, dollar for dollar, for up to $50,000. They will be matching all gifts made between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
I think it’s not only the challenge Conrad presents to every team member to be the best athlete possible but also to be the best student/athlete possible and the best person possible.”
Conrad Hall of Fame
“Conrad created a space of competition, respect and compassion. . . Through his leadership, Conrad was able to show us how to be respectful of one another, working together to better ourselves and our running abilities. Through his genuine compassion for us and for the sport, Conrad provided a safe space for all of us to bond and grow together into the family that we still are today.”
— Rachael Blondy
“I would not be the person I am today without him. . . he was always able to inspire and challenge us.”
— Joel Blondy
“The team and our long-lasting friendships would not have prospered had it not been for Conrad Hall. While cross country can be seen as an individual sport, Conrad’s famously epic pump up speeches taught us how to come together as a team and work towards a common goal.”
— Hannah Kisley