USA Climbing Foundation Announces Inaugural Trustees

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 2, 2023) – The USA Climbing Foundation is proud to announce that through an abundance of generosity and support, the following individuals have been named as inaugural members of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

    • Maureen Beck, Athlete Trustee
    • Brandon Blaser, Trustee
    • Kevin Bradburn, Trustee
    • Nathaniel Coleman, OLY, Athlete Trustee
    • Kevin Costanza, Trustee
    • Tash Elwyn, Trustee
    • Kate Felsen di Pietro, Chair, USA Climbing (USAC) Board of Directors
    • Trace Harris, Treasurer, USAC Board of Directors and USAC Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Stephanie Herf, Trustee
    • Alex Honnold, Athlete Trustee
    • Jill Jacobson, Trustee
    • Jonathan Kessler, Trustee
    • Jonathan Leff, Trustee
    • Meagan Martin, Athlete Trustee
    • Johnny O’Brien, Trustee
    • Patti Rube, Trustee, Chair, USAC Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Chris Sharma, Athlete Trustee

The USA Climbing Foundation plays a special role in nurturing greatness within our athletes, organization, and climbing community. Driving this effort, the USA Climbing Foundation Board of Trustees serves as an active fundraising board to benefit the national governing body of USA Climbing. Through personal philanthropic commitments and cultivating relationships with others, the Board of Trustees supports the USA Climbing Foundation’s mission of providing critical support to American climbers and programs.“I am deeply grateful for our Trustees’ commitment to growing USA Climbing through the USA Climbing Foundation,” said Marc Norman, President & CEO of USA Climbing. “Our Trustees will help make climbing accessible to all while supporting our elite athletes as they compete on the world stage and prepare for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.”“Climbing has the power to transform one’s outlook about what is possible,” said Patti Rube, Chair of the USA Climbing Foundation Board of Trustees. “With the assistance of our Trustees and donor community, the USA Climbing Foundation seeks to support our high-performance athletes in their efforts to triumph in international competition, to reduce barriers to access, and to help bring the transformative power of climbing to as many participants as possible. We are honored to be joined by our inaugural Board of Trustees in these efforts.”

The USA Climbing Foundation Board of Trustee bios are available at To learn more about becoming a Trustee of the Foundation, please email or call (801) 618-0740.


About USA Climbing Foundation
The USA Climbing Foundation is the nonprofit fundraising arm of USA Climbing – the National Governing Body (NGB) of Sport Climbing in the USA, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Founded in 2020 as a 501(c)3, the Foundation seeks to provide critical support to American climbers and programs. Donations to the USA Climbing Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. To learn more about the USA Climbing Foundation and how you can support the growth of the sport, please visit


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About USA Climbing
USA Climbing is recognized by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of competition climbing. The organization manages the disciplines of Bouldering, Lead and Speed climbing as well as the Collegiate and Paraclimbing series. As a member federation of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), USA Climbing hosts IFSC World Cup events and sends athletes to participate in IFSC World Cups, Youth World Championships and the Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships. For more information visit and follow USA Climbing on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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