This is the Home page for the David Michael Livesay Jr. Scholarship and Memorial Foundation
David Michael Livesay Jr
November 12, 1974 - January 04, 1990
We are dedicated to raising funds for the
David Michael Livesay Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund and to increasing organ donation awareness.
David Jr. was a caring young man, who had
many dreams and goals. At the age of 10 he decided that he wanted to go to the Air Force Academy, be an architectural engineer,
compete in the 92’ Olympics in swimming and be an organ donor in the event of his death.
Because of his unselfish love for others, we fulfilled his wish and 8 adults who were parents had another chance at
life. David Jr. donated his heart, liver, kidney’s, cornea and middle ear.
Various scholarships are being established in
David Jr’s memory. The first scholarship fund was established at Bellarmine
College Preparatory in San Jose, CA in 1990. David Jr was a freshman when he died and would have been in the Class of 93’.
Bellarmine is a private high school that has a large number of students who are on various scholarships. The scholarship Fund
is called the David Michael Livesay Jr Memorial Endowment Fund.
The second Scholarship Fund is the David Michael
Livesay Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund serves two purposes. First we use it to fund scholarships in
Davids name and secondly to increasing organ donation awareness.
Latest News Spring 2008
We are working on building a race car to
run at the Bonneville Salt Flats and at El Mirage. El mirage is a dry lake near Edwards Air Force base. We were working
towards having it done for the 58th Annual Speed Week in August. Unfortunately
we ran out of time and didn't get it completed. We plan to run it in October at Bonneville or in November at El Mirage.
The car is being run in memory of our son David Michael Livesay Jr. who died 18 years ago at the age of 15. Our dream
is that the race car will help launch the Memorial Classic Car Show to be held
in 2009. David Jr. had a keen interest in automobiles and was planning to help his father restore a 1963 Studebaker Hawk. He also shared his fathers love of Studebakers.
The car is a 1964 Studebaker Avanti named “Avanti
for David Jr.” and the car’s number is 1112, after David Jr.’s birthday November 12. The Avanti will run in Classic Production Supercharged class. This class is for automobiles produced between
1928 and 1981. All body work
must be 100% stock (original, unmodified) except for the addition of a hood scoop. If you would like more details on the car
engine size, type of block etc. contact us and we will email you the information.
We will be going for a world record in E
classic productions supercharged. There is no record in this class. We hope to set a record at about 175 mph this first year
and hopefully 200+ mph next year. Rosa
Maria will hopefully set a world record as the first woman driving in that class.
In conjunction with the Car Show we are
working on writing his story. We have been asked for the past 16 years to share
his story with the world. Now the work is in progress and should be launched
Avanti for David Jr
We would like to ask for your help in planning
for the David Michael Livesay Jr. Memorial Classic Car Show in now tentavely scheduled for the Spring / Summer of 2007. It
will be held to raise funds for the scholarship fund at Bellermine and to also promote organ donation awareness. We have been volunteers for CTDN - California Transplant Donor Network since 1990.
We are in need of getting a commitment from
persons who have a classic, hot rod, race car or any unique car or cars or motorcycles they would like to show. This is important
for the location and to help insure we have enough room for the cars.
If you don’t have a car or
motorcycle but know some one who might be interested in showing their vehicle, please give them the enclosed form or contact
us and we will send them the form. Please note that we need
one form per car for those with multiple cars. Please select car
show form page to download the form.
At this time we are looking for sponsors
for the race car for Bonneville. All sponsors either individuals or companies
who donate $250 or more will have their name listed on the car. All sponsors
either individuals or companies who donate $1000+ in cash or equipment will have their name placed on the car in at least
3 inch high letters using your company logo and letter style per your requirements.
All major sponsors either individuals or companies who donate $5000+ will have their name placed on the car in at least
5 inch high letters using your company logo and letter style per your requirements.
We are hope you enjoyed reading the information
regarding the Race Car for the Bonneville Land Speed Race and the David Michael Livesay Jr. Memorial Classic Car Show. Both
events are being done in memory of our son David Jr.
We thought you would like to hear about our new
endeavor and ask for your prayers. We especially ask for your prayers for the writing and publishing of David Jr’s story.
Since David Jr.’s death we have been wanting to do something to raise funds for his scholarship fund. Little did we
know in 1990 that we would be taking on such an undertaking. Not only will more
boys be able to benefit from attending Bellarmine, but it will bring about a greater awareness of organ donation. God has
blessed us so much and we know that He will also bless others, through David Jr.’s dreams, goals and love of God.
David has been busy working on building the engine,
the roll cage, drive system for the blower, etc. While Rosa Maria is busy working on getting sponsors, promoting the events,
finding people to show their vehicles, press releases, etc and writing David Jr’s story.
In order to keep our costs down we email or fax information with the exception of those who do not have email or fax’s. If you have any questions,
please feel free to give us a call, fax or email us.
Take care & God bless.
Our love & prayers from two very proud parents!
David Livesay & Rosa Maria Livesay