Sports boards play a pivotal role in the student-athlete experience at Penn. Comprised of former student-athletes, current and former parents as well as friends of Penn Athletics, sports boards provide stewardship and guidance to each of Penn’s 33 varsity sports. The Friends of Penn Rowing board meets four times a year as a group to discuss the current state of the program and throughout the year its members volunteer their resources by focusing on four key areas: student-athlete mentoring, development and alumni relations, communications and events. Penn Athletics owes a debt of gratitude to those currently serving on the Friends of Penn Rowing board, including:

  • Kelly E. Burke, C’12
  • Alexandra B. Caffrey, W'10
  • Tom Cassel, ME'68 GME'73 GR'79
  • John A. Chatzky, Esq., C’78
  • Sean Colgan, C'77
  • Eric Hamilton, C'84
  • Sheila Klehm, PAR'19
  • Joanne W. Iverson, WEV’82
  • Maggie Kennedy, C'00
  • Daphne Klausner (Co-Chair), CGS'88 G'93 PAR'18
  • Mary V. Konopka, C’88
  • Bruce D. Konopka, W’78
  • Fred Lane, W'56
  • Scott S. Meuser, W’84
  • Christopher Ohl, C’91
  • Gregory W. Patcella, C'06
  • Nicholas B. Paumgarten (Co-Chair), C’67
  • Terese Friel Portell, C’89
  • Gail Reynolds, PAR'17
  • David Schofield Jr., C'81
  • John Straus, W'06
  • Elizabeth Tabas, C'01
  • Mitchell A. Tamkin, C’80
  • William Threadgill, C'84