David HorvitzFt. Lauderdale, FL
David W. Horvitz is Chairman of WLD Enterprises, Inc., a private investment firm and family office that provides investment and other services to the family of William D. Horvitz.
David Horvitz has been active in civic and philanthropic endeavors for many years. He was Chairman of the Board of the Association of Hole Camps from 2005 – 2010 (now SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman). This umbrella organization raises funds and sets standards for the 14 Hole in the Wall camps, SeriousFun’s Global Partnership Program, and other camps and partnerships in development. His interest has been in ensuring the legacy of Mr. Newman’s philanthropic vision by providing the magic of the Hole in the Wall Camp experience to children worldwide, while upholding the quality and financial integrity of new and existing camps. Over 375,000 children and their families have been served by Hole in the Wall Camps over the past 25 years, and no child ever pays to attend.
Together with General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and Paul Newman, Mr. Horvitz was one of the founders of Camp Boggy Creek, a Hole in the Wall Camp, near Orlando, Florida. Mr. Horvitz served as President and Chairman of the Board from 1998 – 2001.
He is a Trustee of the Kresge Foundation, a $3 billion foundation that provides over $150 million annually in grants to non-profits located in Detroit Michigan, and chairs its investment Committee. In South Florida, Mr. Horvitz is the Chairman of the Board of The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale. He is a member of the Broward Workshop, the Cultural Foundation of Broward, and is a Trustee of the Miami Music Association (Cleveland Orchestra, Miami).
He was a Trustee of Kenyon College (1989 – 2007), and was the was the Chair of its Board of Trustees (2001 – 2005). Currently, he is the Chair of the Board of the Gund Gallery, the art museum of Kenyon College. Mr. Horvitz is a graduate of Kenyon College and The University of Florida College of Law. David and his wife, Francie Bishop Good, an internationally known contemporary artist, live in Fort Lauderdale. They have four children and three grandchildren.