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After becoming a board member at the Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) in 2016, David Taylor has played an instrumental role in the organization. As an owner of a construction surveying company, David generously assisted GYAC during the construction of one its new buildings, the Cis and Bill Glavin Educational Center, while serving on the building committee. After officially opening its doors in May 2019, the Cis and Bill Glavin Educational Center now houses eight classrooms and four offices, giving the organization the tremendous opportunity to positively impact more lives.

To learn more about David, read the brief Q&A below:


Q: When did you join the board?

A: “2016.”


Q: What are you most passionate about?

A: “God, family, and our country.”


Q: What/who first brought you to GYAC?

A: “Peggy Gibbs.”


Q: What do you love the most about GYAC?

A: “That we are helping children and families that want to help themselves, and the joy it brings them.”


Q: How have your life experiences prepared you to serve on GYAC’s Board?

A: “I’ve been around a long time, and I think experience is the best teacher.”


Q: What are your hopes for GYAC’s future?

A: “That we can continue and expand our help to children and families in the community.”


Q: What’s your favorite decade and why?

A: “1970s. I was a teenager and life seemed so easy!”


After expanding GYAC’s overall footprint, the Cis and Bill Glavin Educational Center continues to provide the space for youth to receive an enriching educational experience. With the support of David Taylor, this vision was made possible. His generous contribution provided a long-lasting opportunity for the organization to continue “Changing Lives, Changing Futures.” GYAC is proud to have him a part of the family.


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