Ownership

RNYFC — Ownership

David Dworkin, Owner

David is originally from New Jersey and moved to Rochester over 25 years ago.  He graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in History and received a MS in Real Estate from New York University.

In 2013 Dworkin was part of a group of investors who purchased the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings. David is a partner of LLD Enterprises where he performs a wide range of management, property acquisition and development functions. Dworkin is the chair of Greater Rochester Enterprise, a board member of the Champion Academy and the John F. Wegman Foundation.

In 2013 Dworkin and his wife Wendy were honored by The Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester with the Tikkun Olan (Repairing the World) Award. This award recognizes individuals, families and foundations dedicated to making a difference in the World and in the Rochester Community.  In 2016 Mr. Dworkin was inducted into the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall Fame and in 2019 The Syracuse University Alumni Club of Rochester recognized Dworkin and his wife Wendy with their Community Service Award.

Fun Fact, David is an avid bourbon collector.  

RNYFC — Ownership

Wendy Dworkin, Owner

Wendy is a lifelong resident of Rochester and graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Fine Arts and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. Dworkin is a partner in the National Basketball Association's Sacramento Kings, her ownership interest in the Kings reconnected her family with the NBA team that was formerly known as the Rochester Royals and owned and coached by a relative, Lester Harrison, until 1955.

Wendy is a partner of LLD Enterprises where her primary responsibilities entail handling all risk management, negotiation and drafting of tenant leases for the company portfolio.

Dworkin has served on the Board of Trustees of the Rochester Museum and Science Center, is a former Co-Chair and founding board member of the Young Leaders Club of the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. Wendy currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Daniel Downey Credit Union Classic Women’s Forum. In 2016, Wendy was inducted into the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Fun facts, Wendy’s favorite artists include Mark Rothko and Jean Paul Basquiat, she is passionate about coffee.

RNYFC — Ownership

Jamie Vardy, Owner

Jamie Vardy’s story is one of the greatest sporting fairytales of all time. He went from working the factory floor and playing non-league football to becoming a Premier League Champion in 2015-16. Leicester City and Jamie’s odds to win the Premier League that season were 5000-1 and has gone down as one of the greatest sporting underdog stories to have ever occurred. During the title winning season, Jamie entered the Guinness book of Records for breaking a Premier League goal scoring record by scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League matches!  In the 2020-21 season Jamie became the only player in the history of the FA Cup (the oldest cup competition in World football) to not only win the trophy in 2021-22 but become the only player to have ever played in every single round of the competition. To add to his achievements, Jamie became the oldest winner of the Golden Boot by scoring 23 goals in the 2019-20 season and also represented his country England in a World Cup semi-final and European Championships.

Jamie co-founded his own football academy called ‘V9’ which was set up to discover players coming from non-league and give them a chance to become a professional player. The academy was a huge success and successfully placed 23 players from non-league to professional football. The academy’s biggest success story was Sam Macallum who transferred for £3 million to Norwich City. The RNY FC owner is one of the top 20 goal scorers in Premier League history and continues to score goals and perform at the highest level for Leicester City FC.

Jamie is from Sheffield in South Yorkshire and is married to Rebekah and they have 5 Children and 4 dogs.

Fun Facts. Jamie is famous for ‘having a party’ and brewing his own Skittle Vodka

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