David B. Wolf ’52 counts his grandchildren and an entire generation of up-and-coming bright students as potential Texas A&M Aggies who will go on to influence world and business events. That’s why he and his wife Harriet decided to commit $300,000 to scholarship funds to help attract the brightest students to the school the couple loves.
The Wolfs have given $100,000 to endow the Harriet and David B. Wolf ’52 Scholarship for students at Mays Business School. The fund will establish one or more scholarships for full-time business students in good standing. The Wolfs are also funding a Corps of Cadets scholarship with an additional $100,000 endowment, and a scholarship for athletes via the $100,000 Harriet and David Wolf ’52 Endowed Legacy Scholarship at the 12th Man Foundation.
“It’s only right that we get some of those students right out of high school and convince them to come to A&M,” David Wolf says. “I’d especially like for them to come to A&M and find whatever it is in business that makes the world go round, so they can keep it going round the right way.”
Wolf earned a BBA in insurance from Texas A&M in 1952, and spent two years in the U.S. Army, landing in Korea just as the conflict came to a close. He returned to San Antonio to work with his father’s insurance agency, spending his career as an agent selling property, life and auto insurance. He recently retired from San Antonio’s Eichlitz, Dennis, Wray & Westheimer Agency.
The former Aggieland yearbook sports editor met future bride Harriet while stationed in Ft. Benning, Georgia, and they were married in 1954. The couple has three children, including Aggie graduates Allan ’79 and Linda ’83, and University of Texas-San Antonio graduate Carol. The Wolfs’ three grandchildren hope to be Aggies, David Wolf says.
A Class of ’52 agent and past president of the San Antonio A&M Club, Wolf attended the first hometown Muster held in San Antonio’s Aggie Park, still one of the only hometown-owned Aggie gathering places. He has also long been active in industry, serving as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio and on the board for the statewide independent insurance agent association.
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