Youth programs, particularly scholarships, are the most meaningful part of the Foundation for Dave. He sees the Elks’ dedication to kids as a way to improve their image in the community and he works hard to promote this idea in his own Lodge.
To encourage members of his Lodge to donate this year, Dave reminded them what the ENF has given back to their community. After presenting these figures at a Lodge meeting and including them in the newsletter, he found the donations poured in. He’s not afraid to get creative with his fundraising efforts either. For ENF month he held a “Shave Dave” fundraiser, after growing out his beard for the event.
Since he also serves as his Lodge Secretary and District ENF Chair, the Elks keep Dave pretty busy. When he does have free time, he enjoys pin collecting, NASCAR die cast collecting, fishing and photography.