About Mr. Dave
Mr. Dave was one of those rare and special people who treated everyone with respect and dignity. He had a fun-loving spirit and a great sense of humor. He saw the world as a place of beauty and color and he sought meaning in the every day moments. He genuinely cared about people and the world around him and he touched the hearts and lives of all who were lucky enough to know him.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and leader of children. He loved children and fulfilled his passion of shaping young lives as the Director of After School and Summer Programming at St. Dennis School in Madison, WI. He considered his job a gift and a tremendous responsibility...a responsibility he did not take lightly. He was a kid at heart who simply loved children.
Mr. Dave's Gift, Inc. was founded to honor the memory and spirit of Dave "Mr. Dave" St. John with the mission of raising funds for research in the early diagnosis, treatment and a cure for bone marrow failure diseases; and also to assist patients and families in the state of Wisconsin with out of pocket medical and living expenses during treatment. Another goal is to provide and promote education and awareness for bone marrow disease.