Dorothy Ruderman joins Beat the Streets New York's Board of Directors
Ruderman is a data strategist at Verition Fund Management, a multi-strategy, multi-manager hedge fund based out of Greenwich, Conn. She studied economics and sociology at Lehigh University.
Dorothy's interest in wrestling began at a young age through her late father and Belarusian wrestler Roman Ruderman; a 10-time Belarusian national champion, Polish men's Olympic freestyle team coach and USA Wrestling coach. Her involvement with wrestling grew as she became active in her father’s nonprofit organization Wrestling Bridge to Peace, a summer camp program through which young wrestlers were given the opportunity to travel to Olympic training centers throughout eastern Europe where Roman once trained.
Dorothy credits her successes and the opportunities she has been given to her parent’s immigration journey to which wrestling was the impetus. Today, she continues to be an active member of the wrestling community, supporting multiple NCAA Division 1 men's programs, and is very passionate about growing women’s wrestling at the collegiate level and beyond.
She spent the past two years on BTSNY's Leadership Council, attending events and fundraising for the organization's operations and programs.
BTSNY's active Board of Directors includes 13 individuals dedicated to supporting the organization's operations and programs, which provide opportunities - on and off the wrestling mat - for urban youth across New York City's five boroughs.
Since being founded in 2005, Beat the Streets New York has pioneered a movement that now includes 150 individual wrestling programs, a youth league and the first girls high school league.
BTSNY works to develop the full human and athletic potential of the urban youth and strengthen the NYC wrestling culture. We aim to make a lifelong impact on student-athletes through the lessons learned on the wrestling mat -- discipline, perseverance, self-reliance, humility and a strong work ethic. Discover how you can make a meaningful contribution to our work at btsny.org/donate.