As I reflect on how my life has unfolded, I am forever grateful to the incredible people and organizations who made my success possible. I am appreciative of the time and sacrifice made to help me achieve my goals. They made a difference in my life and asked for nothing in return. My hope is that the With Us Foundation can have the same effect on other kids, that those programs had on me. I believe its important to never forget where you came from and remember those who helped you realize a dream.
Brendan Lesch is an MBA from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to working with “With Us”, Brendan was a 4 year midfielder for the University of Notre Dame men’s soccer team, winners of the 2013 Division 1 National Championship. He then went on to play soccer internationally, both in New Zealand and Chile. As the Chief Operating Officer, Brendan is responsible for the strategic direction of the With Us foundation.
Michael Crotty Jr.
Michael Crotty Jr. is a graduate of Williams College ’04 where he had a decorated basketball career, which included being a 2 time All American and Captain of the 2003 National Championship team. He played professional in Germany for a year before becoming the Director of Player Development for the Boston Celtics. He was a member of the 2008 NBA Championship team. Currently he is the Director of the highly respected Middlesex Magic basketball club. The program was started in 1993 by the late Michael Crotty Sr. and serves over 600 boys and girls annually.