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Honor Avery Kim’s Legacy with Your Support


The Yury Gelman Foundation is honored to receive donations in memory of Avery Kim, a cherished member of our fencing community. Avery’s passion for fencing was evident to all who knew him, and in his memory, we are establishing the Avery Kim Fund.

Your donation to the Avery Kim Fund will directly support referee development, tournaments in Avery’s name, and other initiatives that honor his love for fencing. Every contribution, regardless of size, will make a meaningful impact and help us carry forward Avery’s spirit and dedication to the sport.

Please consider making a donation today, with a memo specifying the Avery Kim Fund. Together, we can ensure that Avery’s legacy continues to inspire and benefit fencers for generations to come.

Donate Now.

The Yury Gelman Foundation Mission

The Yury Gelman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that uses the Olympic sport of fencing in a way that assists economically challenged youth to establish essential life skills of self-discipline and organization, goal setting, strong study habits and a solid work ethic.

The Foundation supports these developing athletes by offering the following opportunities:

  • Intensive training programs designed and supervised by Olympic caliber coaches consisting of year-round group and individual lessons
  • Mentoring programs staffed by accomplished Olympians and National Team members as well as community and business leaders to develop strong competitive, social, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Academic tutoring to foster scholastic performance on par with athletic accomplishment
  • Nutritional education and general fitness training to promote healthy lifestyles;
  • Financial support to help athletes participate in National and International competitions
  • College placement programs

Yury Gelman’s Vision

“My dream is to give everyone a chance to have access to the sport of fencing and to create strong members of our society. I want to help children become leaders, see the world, and be part of our community. We will teach these students self-discipline, mental acuity, the ability to work hard, and to go over their limit in sports and academics. We will offer instruction with the best coaches and create well-rounded and successful individuals.”

~Yury Gelman

Supported by:

Uhlmann Fencing
Manhattan Fencing Center