About Us

who we are

The New Canaan Athletic Foundation is a community run non profit that was founded on May 12th 2016, and is governed by its Board of Directors.

Our Mission

The Mission of the New Canaan Athletic Foundation is to support the experience of all youth and NCHS student athletes with a broad based community commitment towards facilities and a healthy lifestyle.

our purpose

In April 2019, we formalized an MOU with the Town of New Canaan that lays out the framework for our partnership. Read more here about the history of our athletic facilities and agreed upon working relationship.

our vision

The NCAF is an independent community based fundraising organization that works in partnership with the town of New Canaan. We believe athletics is a window to the community. We endeavor to support the community’s athletic facilities, broadly defined, in order to enhance the development and enrichment of athletic programs. Maintaining New Canaan’s long history of successful youth and high school sports benefits the community at large, bringing joy to parents and their children and distinction to the Town.

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identify

The NCAF identifies current and future needs across athletic facilities as agreed upon with the Town. Learn More.

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REPAIR AND REPLACE

Turf replacement and field improvements are financially covered by both The NCAF and The Town of New Canaan. Learn More.

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ENHANCE

The NCAF assists the Town of New Canaan with planning, development and construction of repairs and enhancements to facilities. Learn More.

board of directors

Mike Benevento

Mike Benevento

Chairman
Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

Vice Chairman
Kimberly Connors

Kimberly Connors

Secretary
Amy Bennett

Amy Bennett

Development
Robin Biasotti

Robin Biasotti

Legal
Jessica Connolly

Jessica Connolly

Marketing/PR
James Dunning

James Dunning

Development
Andy Gordon

Andy Gordon

Treasurer
Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell

Development
Pat O’Connell

Pat O’Connell

Alumni Relations

Our Staff & Volunteers

Bobby Rushton

Bobby Rushton

Executive Director
 
Jack Spain

Jack Spain

NCHS 2019
Intern: Executive Director Assistant
Scotty Luntz

Scotty Luntz

NCHS Alumni '17
Intern: Videographer
Emma Uzgiris

Emma Uzgiris

NCHS 2020
Intern: Graphic Designer
Charlotte St. Raymond

Charlotte St. Raymond

NCHS 2020
Intern: Photographer

The Founders

Seth Alvord

Garth Appelt

Amy Bennett

Mike Benevento

Brian Blair

Rob Cioffi

Kimberly Connors

Wendy Cunney

James Dunning

Jennifer Essigs

Boyd Harden

Katrina Kaupp

David Koch

Steve Kraus

Denis LaPolice

Jennifer McCarthy

Mike Murphy

Patrick O’Connell

MB Pickering

Patrick Russell

Bob Spangler

Debbie Volpe

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