New Scholarship Honors Legacy of Former Danville Educator

November 23, 2021

The Community Giving Foundation: Danville announces the establishment of the David L. Price Scholarship Fund. After Mr. Price’s passing, there was a strong desire among his former colleagues to create a fund that would forever honor his legacy. Together with family, scholarship criteria was determined and reflects who Mr. Price was to each of them.

“Dave was a great boss, easy to talk to, a great educator, and a great friend. He will be missed by many,” writes Harold Albertson.

Mr. Price’s years in public education were characterized by his focus on strong academics for all students, belief in vocational training, support of special needs students, and commitment to quality extracurricular experiences for students. He always strived to lead a principled life, enjoyed a great family with his wife of 50 years, and valued his friendships. Outside of his expansive career, Mr. Price enjoyed the outdoors and would often take trips with friends and family to hunt or fly fish across the United States. He also pursued a passion for golfing.

After teaching physics, chemistry, and geometry at a very academic high school in Cheltenham, PA, Mr. Price earned a Master of Education degree and began his illustrious administrative career as a high school principal in Nazareth, PA. In 1984, Mr. Price became the principal at Danville Area High School, where he inherited a dedicated staff and many talented students. In an atmosphere of excellence, he started an expansive AP program, putting the high school on the state and national map. He later accepted a superintendent’s position in Lycoming County at the lowest achieving school district. Because of his experiences and leadership, the school district became the highest achieving in the county for K-12 in just five years – one of Mr. Price’s proudest educational career moments. In 2004, he became superintendent of East Lycoming School District. After retiring with 39 years of service in public education, Mr. Price was invited to serve as interim superintendent in Danville, which he did in 2011 and again in 2016.

“[My Dad] was very dedicated in his profession to reach internal goals that would benefit the student community. He passionately believed that his work would indirectly contribute to the student’s individual achievements, and that all students have potential. He spent his time leaving a positive impact,” reflects John Price.

The David L. Price Scholarship Fund will benefit students residing in the Danville Area High School service area who are graduating from Danville High School or Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech. Consideration is given to students pursuing education at a trade, 2-year, or 4-year school. Students must demonstrate a good attitude, good citizenship, leadership qualities, and participate in school activities. Special consideration will be given to students with financial need.

Contributions can be made to this fund online or mail to the Community Giving Foundation, Attn: David L. Price Scholarship Fund, 725 West Front Street, Berwick PA 18603. You can tell your community giving story by giving to a fund at the Foundation. It’s a wonderful way to honor a person or business or carry on the memory of someone important to you. Leave your own legacy of giving today.

Danville is an affiliate of the Community Giving Foundation, which manages over 300 charitable funds and makes grant investments throughout the region to improve the quality of life in the Central Susquehanna area.