David Werner ’88

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 9.21.00 AMAlthough David graduated from Westminster more than 20 years ago, he built friendships during his time at Westminster that are still intact today. “I remember Westminster as a supportive and protective environment. It was a place that encouraged my development and prepared me for college while I had fun and built lasting friendships.”

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David is a 1992 graduate of Drake University where he received a B.A. in English. He used his English degree to start his career in the software industry as a technical writer. He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years, including 10 years in the San Francisco Bay area working for Silicon Valley companies in various roles. In 2006 David moved to the Dallas area to begin work for CA Technologies, where he is employed in product marketing.

Recently David has become more connected to Westminster through some of his high school friends who now have children attending the school. He is especially passionate about giving to financial aid for families, making Westminster accessible for future generations of students and families. “It’s rewarding to see what Westminster has become, knowing it’s a part of my history. It isn’t an option for my kids since we live in Texas, but I’ve decided to start giving to Westminster to contribute to the financial aid available for families who might otherwise not be able to afford it. Westminster offers even more to students today than when I attended, and I’d like to help make that environment possible for more kids in the hope that it might give them a step up on preparing for college and the rest of their lives.”

David lives in McKinney, Texas with Toni, his wife of 19 years, and his three sons: Henry (12), Theo (9), and Liam (18 months). David and his family are members of First United Methodist Church of McKinney, a growing and vibrant 150-year-old church in the town square of what used to be the small town of McKinney. David said, “We love the combination of the message, the community, and the history of the church.”