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About United States Fencing Foundation

About the Foundation


Established in 1986 as a result of the United States Olympic Committee's unprecedented financial success and surplus in hosting the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games, the United States Fencing Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nongovernmental nonprofit organization. 

USA Fencing and the United States Fencing Foundation are partnering to raise financial support through specific fundraising initiatives. The Foundation serves as a longer term philanthropic arm to USA Fencing and supports the work of the organization by providing annual grants and special contributions for large-scale programmatic impact. Endowment contributions and planned giving opportunities are available as tax-deductible gifts to the Foundation. These programs ensure fencers in America have the best possible opportunities for success on the strip and in life.  

Foundation Trustees and Leadership Board

  • Robert Zagunis, President
  • Keeth Smart, Secretary
  • Samuel Cheris, Treasurer
  • Steve Sobel, Emeritus
  • David Arias
  • Raquel Brown
  • Robert Dow
  • Lianne Merchant