Judy Levering, the first woman to serve as USTA President, was instrumental in creating the USTA Foundation several years ago. Judy founded the NJTL of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and knows the difference that tennis and educational opportunities can make in a child’s life. The Judy Levering Leadership Initiative (JLLI) funds the local grassroots leadership needed to help developing chapters become established youth development institutions in their community.

Our goal is to build lives by linking tennis and educative elements that focus on reading support, college readiness, character building, nutrition and fitness instruction, homework help, mathematics guidance, staying in school, and eliminating substance abuse and violence.     

The monies raised through this initiative will be used for the professional development of individual local leaders and the collection and training based on best practices of already successful tennis and education organizations such as First Serve New Mexico in Santa Fe, N.M., Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation in Milwaukee, WI, Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF) in Waterloo, IA and Tenacity in Boston, MA. 



The USTA Foundation, Inc. (USTA Foundation) is the United States Tennis Association Incorporated’s philanthropic entity that provides grants and scholarships and through tennis, helps underserved youth and people with disabilities to improve academics and strive for excellence. The USTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization. IRS ID #13-3782331. This request for financial support is for the purpose of funding programs and operations of the USTA Foundation. Donations received shall not constitute an endowment of funds and may be expended in their entirety for the state purpose. A copy of the USTA Foundation’s most recent annual report is available by contacting the USTA Foundation at 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604 or the New York State Attorney General Charities Bureau at 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271. Consult your tax advisor regarding all donations. A portion of your contribution may be tax deductible.



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