inspiration for youth
back to high school

At this stage of his life, David is committed to helping young people discover the potential that lies within them.  This began in the 1990s with an annual visit to the Ohio University College of Business, where he was an “Executive in Residence.”  He saw that he was connecting with college students, and he saw potential within them that they didn’t know they had.  Next, he funded a scholarship at OU’s School of Journalism, where he received his master’s degree.  Other efforts followed at various institutions, and in various ways.

Many of those who came into contact with David felt he was an inspirational speaker.  His lifelong goal of being the graduation speaker at his old high school was realized on May 25, 2006, when he returned to Russell, Kentucky for commencement. 

Excerpts from that address are shown here.

David’s  purpose  in  life