His Family’s Perspective

 

Dad was always a big dreamer beginning at a young age.  He exhibited a can-do spirit which was further developed as a young midshipman at the United States Naval Academy. Being indoctrinated into the traditions and values of the academy, he epitomized the man of  ‘Faith, Courage, Service True, with Honor, over Honor, over All’ found in the lyrics from the fight song “Anchors Aweigh”.  

 

With these character traits and his ‘full speed ahead’ drive and determination, it is no wonder that Dad became a successful businessman. Over the years he made his company very prosperous, yet intrinsically knew he had been blessed with this gift of prosperity. He was convicted by his faith, thus taking to heart the bible verse from Luke 12:48 of the KJV, Dad’s favorite translation.

 

 “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required:

and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”

 

Through his belief and obedience, Dad was a lavish giver to those he loved as well as those less fortunate. We will never know the full extent of his generosity and hospitality, but we do know it gave him great joy, thus birthing the dream of a foundation. Taking great effort to ensure his giving would be perpetual past his life, his vision and dream is now a reality. The TEB Foundation culminates from his life of hard work and sacrifice. To honor Dad, the TEB Foundation’s focus interests are the following:

 

  • Mental health and wellness

  • Physical and spiritual health and well-being

  • Education

  • Disaster relief

 

Thanks, Dad, for being an anchor of hope to us and for so many more to come.