Dewitt native helps student athletes: David Cutler
David Cutler has fond memories of growing up in DeWitt in the 1950s.
"I really like the people there, the community, and I especially liked going to DeWitt High School and playing sports," he said.
Those fond memories, coupled with the success Cutler has had as the key technical brain behind the Microsoft Windows operating system, has enabled him to give back to the community he loves.
In 2013, Cutler established the David Cutler Endowed Scholarship Fund with a gift of $310,000. In 2015, he added another $310,000 to the fund, doubling its impact. Scholarships will be awarded to DeWitt High School seniors who excel in academics and athletics, as Cutler did.
Cutler, who lives in Seattle, said the idea for the scholarship grew out of his involvement in endowed scholarships he established at the University of Washington and Olivet College, his alma mater.
"I thought it might be kind of neat to establish an endowed scholarship at the high school level so students could compete with other members of the community for a scholarship rather than competing with nationwide students at the college level," Cutler said. "This scholarship, hopefully, will help many deserving students go to college who may not have been able to do so otherwise."