5C Laundry has the mission of taking the stress out of laundry and dry cleaning on campus. We will continue to work to improve our products and enhance logistics in order to make life as convenient as possible for everyone living at the Claremont Colleges. 5C Laundry picks up laundry from students across the colleges, takes it for cleaning at Rocky’s, and returns it to campus within 48 hours. You can expect professional cleaning at a lower price than you would find at any local competitor thanks to economies of scale.
5C Laundry is managed and operated by Blaise Maugeri, Avery Bicks, Sam Sawyers, Jay Weiss, Keith Furguson, and Joshua Glueck. They work hard to ensure everyone stays clean and happy:
Managing Director: Blaise Maugeri
Blaise is a sophomore at Pomona College focusing his studies on Politics. Born and raised in Chicago, he graduated from Walter Payton College Prep where he was the captain of the soccer team and president of the Best Buddies club on campus. He volunteered regularly while in Chicago, helping students with mental and physical disabilities thrive in school. Blaise spends his free time time reading, finding new music, rock climbing, and exploring the outdoors.
Operations Directors: Avery Bicks and Sam Sawyers
Avery is a sophomore at Pomona College studying Economics. He attended the Collegiate School for boys in New York City, during which, he served as captain of the tennis team, helping win the first league title in more than a decade. Avery worked at Runnymede Capital Management this past summer to gain exposure to financial management. Since eighth grade, Avery has volunteered at the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program teaching tennis and tutoring the program’s participants. Avery is a member of the varsity tennis team at Pomona College.
Sam is a sophomore at Pomona College studying Computer Science and Politics. Born in Los Angeles, Sam graduated from the Collegiate School New York City, where he was president of the environmental club and captain of the golf team. In high school, Sam volunteered for The First Tee, an organization which introduces the game of golf to young people. Over the summer, Sam worked as a counselor at Camp Timanous, in Raymond, Maine. Sam plays on the varsity golf team at Pomona College.
Finance Director: Jay Weiss
Jay Weiss is a second year student at Pomona College studying Economics and Mathematics. He attended The Hotchkiss School, a boarding school located in Connecticut where he was head of the school’s investment club and played a role on the Varsity Wrestling team. During his senior year, Jay founded an investment management company called RK Capital Partners, L.P. where he currently works during his free time. Jay is a member on the varsity squash squad at Pomona College. When he is not grinding on the courts or the classroom, Jay enjoys long walks on the beach and large bowls of spaghetti.
Logistics Managers: Keith Furguson and Joshua Glueck
Keith is a rising sophomore at Pomona College who is aspiring to become a theatre media studies double major. With a love for the arts he believes in versatility in all aspects. From Chicago, he attended Jones College Prep High school, and there he played varsity basketball while leading his schools theatre department in a number of productions. Keith also spearheaded a number of community outreach programs as president of a high-school leadership initiate, and looks forward to his own growth and development as his years progress.
Joshua is a sophomore at Pitzer College, with a strong interest in Economics and Political Science. He was born in Berlin, Germany but graduated high school at Avenues: The World School in New York City. Joshua was the captain of Avenues’ varsity boys soccer team and president of the Chicken Club. He spends his summers in Europe, volunteering to save turtles in Greece and interning at different business and sports organizations such as the NFL and TEAM in Switzerland. In his free time, he likes watching and playing sports, hiking, and camping.
Support: Jon Haghayeghi
Jon Haghayeghi earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Claremont Graduate University in 2017. He launched 5C Laundry service in 2013 during his first year of coursework after observing that on-campus services were expensive, inconveniently located, lacked delivery options, and didn’t use local professional cleaners.