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1927 - 2023
It is with a deep sadness that we received and now report the news of the passing of Dick Savitt, one of America’s great champions. Dick won the gentleman’s singles title at both Wimbledon and the Australian championship in 1951. He was born in New Jersey and lived much of his adult life in New York City. Dick was inducted into the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999. He was a beloved legend within the Eastern family, among whom he will be greatly missed. No one who ever met Dick can forget his wicked sense of humor or his kindnesses. He was 95.
We are thrilled to introduce the Junior Tennis Foundation's
newest Board Members.
Both are dedicated to our mission of providing more tennis opportunities to underserved youth and to peoples with disabilities.
Independent Design Leader + Consultant
Caroline Baumann has a proven track record in culture, design and technology, with decades of leadership experience at The Museum of Modern Art and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, most recently as Director (2013-2020) where she led the institution's $91 million renovation that transformed the museum into a globally-recognized powerhouse that builds awareness about the value of design in relation to social, technological and environmental issues. A purpose-driven leader, she's all about how our organizations can be drivers of change and how good design can and will solve for humanity's biggest problems. A speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival and World Economic Forum, Caroline thrives on imagining new futures and championing design that moves the world to a more sustainable, equitable and regenerative state.
Rated as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business”, Caroline is now consulting for corporations and non-profits. At Miller Knoll, she co-led the development and launch of the Diversity In Design (DID) Collaborative with the purpose of ensuring diverse voices lead design in the future.
Awarded with the rank of Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, Caroline, a Swiss-American, is a member of the Rhode Island School of Design board, Royal College of Art Court, Fast Company’s Impact Council and the Female Design Council. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and young son, all of whom play tennis regularly at RCTA and Central Park.
Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
Mr. Wong, is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and serves as Head of Private Banking Operations. He is a 30 year veteran of Wall Street covering Wealth Management, Sales & Trading, Investment Banking and Capital Markets. Perren recently served as President and Chairman of USTA’s Eastern Section, where he successfully guided the association through the pandemic. Under Perren’s leadership, tennis participation increased over ten percent, the largest increase among all 17 sections. Currently, Perren sits on the USTA’s national budget committee and chairs the national committee of the sectional delegates.
Perren received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The State University of New York at Binghamton. He was born and raised in New York City and currently resides in Westchester County with his wife Christine, son Christopher and daughters Madeline and Lauren.