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Award Dinner

In conjunction with the exhibition, SPORTS! More Than Just a Game, the Greenwich Historical Society celebrates the vibrant history of local sports, athletes and coaches who have impacted our past and future.

2023 History in the Making Honoree

Allan Houston

Olympic gold-medalist, NBA All-Star

Award presented by 2021 Honorees Barbara and Ray Dalio
Fireside Chat with Jon Ledecky

sports coach Awards

Honoring extraordinary scholastic and club coaches

Presented by Donna deVarona

Career ACHIEVEMENT Honorees

Nick Cavataro

Greenwich YWCA, Swimming

Pat Coleman

Greenwich Youth Lacrosse

Sarah Hill

Sacred Heart Greenwich, Field Hockey

Katie Johnson

Greenwich Academy, Lacrosse

Steve Lapham

Greenwich High School, Volleyball, Rugby

Terry Lowe

Greenwich High School, Swimming

Bill Smith

Greenwich Aquatics, Water Polo

Jim Stephens

Brunswick School, Squash


Jack Jepson

Greenwich Country Day School

Angela Tammaro

Greenwich Academy


Belle Haven Club

100 Harbor Drive
Greenwich, CT

Allan Houston

The Greenwich Historical Society is pleased to honor local resident Allan Houston at our 2023 History in the Making event in recognition of his philanthropic contributions to Greenwich and beyond, and his commitment to ensuring a future that offers generations to come opportunities to make our world at large a better place.

Houston, his wife Tamara of 22 years, and their seven children have lived in the Greenwich area for over two decades. His community involvement has supported local youth organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club and Kids in Crisis and extended to surrounding communities in Stamford and New York and across the country.

Allan Houston is the New York Knicks Vice President of Player Leadership and Development, and all-around powerhouse in the sports industry.

A consummate athlete, Houston is a two-time NBA all-star with a 12-year playing tenure with the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks and was a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Men’s Basketball team at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Houston’s impact extends beyond the court through the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation, through The FISLL Project, which serves underserved youth, families and communities nationwide through its strategic partnerships, coaching clinics, fatherhood and family programming.

Houston is the founder of FISLL, a social impact brand whose purpose is to engage, equip, inspire, and outfit people to live better, lead better, and perform better. The organization is named for the Five Fundamentals of faith, integrity, sacrifice, leadership and legacy, for which he credits his success as an athlete and in life. FISLL’s platform provides multimedia content, apparel and licensing.

He received the President’s Council on Service and Engagement Award from the Obama Administration and earned his Bachelor of Arts in African-American studies from the University of Tennessee.

Proceeds from this year’s event will help expand and enhance the Greenwich Historical Society’s exhibitions and education programs.


Cynthia Chang*
Tom Clephane*
Haley Elmlinger
Chip Emery
Connie Anne Harris

Susan Reynolds Lehman
Peter Malkin
Charles Niemeth*
Leigh Ann Ryan
Scott Smith

*Committee Co-chairs

Advisory Council

Mark Abbott
Lawrence Benenson
Fred Camillo
Alec Dawson
Donna de Varona
Allan Houston
David Janes

Ken Irvine
Lee Kennedy
Barry Klarberg
Mark Lazarus
Jon Ledecky
Melanie Lee
Scott Malkin
John Rogan

Bill Smith
Jennifer Storms
Peter Tesei
Steve Waters
Steve Young
Mark Yusko



Dalio Philanthropies


Emily and Len Blavatnik


Isabel and Peter Malkin

Laura and Scott Malkin

Shelly and Tony Malkin

*In honor of Isabel and Peter Malkin

NY Islanders

Reba and Dave Williams


Salla Alfieri & Ramsey A. Frank

Cynthia Chang and Brian Scanlan

Jeanine and Robert Getz

NBC Sports

Regina Pitaro and Mario Gabelli



Anne Barton and Tom Galvin

Connie and Tom Clephane

Alexandra and Peter Cummiskey

Haley and Joseph Elmlinger

Karen and Grant Gregory

Kyu Han and Heinz Maeusli

Yumi and Eiichiro Kuwana

Susan Reynolds Lehman

Mimi and John Henry Moulton

Tia and Michael Mahaffy

Vilma and Dick Matteis

Anne and Chuck Niemeth

Dara and Tim O’Hara

Debbie and Russ Reynolds

Leigh Ann and Robert Ryan

Heather and John Sargent

Heidi and Scott Smith

Catherine and Dave Tompkins

SPORTS! More Than Just a Game

View the History in the Making opening video on our YouTube channel! Featuring clips of interviews, the exhibition and more.

Photo Gallery

View photos of the night, including the award ceremony, fireside chat and more.