Coach Conrad Hall Endowment Fund
This fund was established in 2018 to honor Upper School history teacher and coach, Conrad Hall, with a gift from his parents, Robert and Janet Zucker. This endowment honors Coach Hall’s dedication to excellence in the classroom and to the life-affirming activities of cross country and track and field. Earnings from this fund will 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.
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Alumni Meet the Match Challenge
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 Conrad, such a longtime coach, mentor, and friend. Their respect and admiration of Conrad motivated them to create a matching challenge. The Blondys will match each gift made to the endowment, dollar for dollar, from an alum. They have pledged to do this for up to $50,000. They will be matching all gifts made between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
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Conrad Hall of Fame
"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." — Nick Kisley ('09)
"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 ('10)
"I would not be the person I am today without him. . . he was always able to inspire and challenge us." — Joel Blondy ('07)
"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 ('11)