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Coleman Brothers Foundation

Coleman Brothers Foundation

What they do: Founded in memory of two Westport brothers, Keith and Scott Coleman, who died in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, the Coleman family and the Westport Soccer Association “support soccer players and others actively involved in youth soccer programs, who demonstrate a meaningful commitment to sportsmanship, leadership and integrity on and off the field.

Support provided by the Foundation includes college scholarships to graduating high school seniors and grants to provide opportunities for boys and girls from families with financial needs to participate in travel and other youth soccer programs, coaching or refereeing.” (website)

Who they are: “Keith and Scott Coleman grew up in Westport, Connecticut, playing soccer, baseball and wrestling. As adults, Keith and Scott worked together at Cantor Fitzgerald as colleagues, brothers and friends. Keith and Scott died in the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.

“Keith played in the Westport Soccer Association through 9th grade, often on the same team as his older brother Todd. During his years at Staples High School, Keith focused on wrestling. After spending a post-graduate year at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, Keith went to Bucknell University, graduating in 1990. It was at Bucknell that Keith met his wife Elodie. Their children, Vaughn and Neva, are avid soccer players.

Keith lived in London for six and a half years working as a foreign exchange trader for Cantor Fitzgerald and then returned to the U.S., to work in Cantor’s offices at 1 World Trade Center . By 2000, Keith was a Partner and was responsible for Cantor’s Equities Derivatives Department. It was in this role that Keith hired his younger brother Scott.

“Scott was a soccer enthusiast with a passion for the game… After graduation from Lawrenceville, Scott continued playing soccer with the Division I Colgate University soccer team and finished his college career as one of the leading goal scorers in school history. Scott earned his MBA from Fordham University in 2000 while working full-time.” (website)

How you can help: Help the Westport Soccer Association support the Coleman Brothers Foundation by donating proceeds from the WIN Tournament to the Foundation. Log onto http://www.westportsoccer.org and click on “Coleman Brothers Foundation.” Or you may send a check payable to “WSA – Coleman Brothers Foundation” in care of:  Day Pitney LLP, One Canterbury Green, Stamford, Connecticut 06901-2047, Attn: M. Byrne. Contributions are tax deductible.  The Westport Soccer Association’s Federal Tax Identification Number is: 06-1063236.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011 • PermalinkGive    Westport    
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