Fencers Club End of Year Giving



December 2013

Dear Members and Friends,

Thank you for being a member of the Fencers Club community. Through your support, we have been able to build a vibrant community and instill a culture of active learning for our members both on and off the fencing strips. We are committed to building upon this strong foundation to foster the Fencers Club tradition of pursuing excellence in fencing, learning, character development and community service.

As we strive for these goals, your contributions are essential to ensure that Fencers Club continues to operate smoothly and provide the outstanding programs and services we all enjoy today. Our main sources of revenues are membership and locker fees; they cover only about 75% of our annual rent and utilities. The key areas and goals that continue to go underfunded include:

  • Continuing to work to build a financially sound, world-class fencing non-profit organization while closing our budget gap.
  • Scholarship Fund: Support for qualified members as determined by the Scholarship Committee.
  • Schools Partnership: Support for underserved neighborhood students and our competitive athletes who coach in these schools.

Your donation at any of the sponsor levels indicated below is crucial in accomplishing our mission and goals while fostering the wonderful community we have built together. You may make a donation via our website or by mailing in this form.

Giving Levels:

  • 1883 Society – $50,000 and above
  • Leaders – $20,000 and above
  • Benefactors – $ 10,000 and above
  • Gold Members – $5,000 and above
  • Silver Members – $2,000 and above
  • Bronze Members – $1,000 and above
  • Friends – $25 and above


Key Programs and Initiatives in Need of Your Support:

Schools Partnership Program: our goal is to teach fencing while imparting all of the sport’s transferrable skills for learning and discipline, across a wide range of racial, socio-economic and cultural divides. We mentor and inspire students to become active learners. Currently, we work with more than 1400 students in 27 schools and community programs across NYC.

Saturday Enrichment Program: offers opportunities to motivated students who cannot afford to join regular FC classes to go beyond what they learn in school. These small group classes are taught in the evening by our School Coaches and volunteers.

Veterans on Guard! Military Fencing Program: to engage both able-bodied and disabled military Veterans to pursue excellence in fencing, professional development and to serve the larger community.

Fencers Club High Performance Program: to ensure our competitive athletes get the training and conditioning they need to compete at the highest levels while preventing injury. This program is in partnership with the Institute for Integrative Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation in Miami, FL.

FC Scholars Program: to identify athletes who demonstrate excellence in character and community service, and to give them the support they need to pursue their passion for fencing while being contributing members of Fencers Club.

If you are interested in making a gift of stock to Fencers Club, please contact
Many thanks for your continued support and best wishes to you during the upcoming Holidays.

Best Regards,
Liz Cross
Executive Director