David T. Dombrowiak, President and CEO of Community West Foundation, has been honored with The Beck Center for the Arts 2016 Spotlight and Man of the Year Awards.
The presentation took place within the spectacular venue of Hyland, creator of OnBase, at an awards dinner held Saturday, Oct. 29, in Westlake.
The event welcomed over 300 guests who joined in recognizing Dombrowiak’s contributions to the community while also supporting Beck Center’s mission to provide arts to people of all abilities and skill levels throughout the west side.
David Dombrowiak has served as President and CEO of the Community West Foundation for almost 20 years. During his tenure, he has worked tirelessly to focus the Foundation’s work on serving the least of our brothers and sisters.
David has always approached his work at the Community West Foundation with dedication, integrity and passion. His impact on the community has affected countless lives and his generous spirit inspires those who know him to do more for others.
In addition to the many local charities that benefit from Community West Foundation support, David is a long-time supporter of Amnesty International and Doctors without Borders. He is also an ardent activist for peace.
In 2010, David was knighted by the Vatican into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and continues to work for peace in the Holy Land. He was recently named President of the Board of Directors of the Caritas Baby Hospital Foundation in Bethlehem, where he helps ensure children in this war-torn region receive quality medical care.
David and Mary Ann Dombrowiak live in Lakewood and are proud parents of award-winning Philadelphia ceramic sculptor, Lauren, and successful Los Angeles entrepreneur, Jesse.
David’s commitment to serving those in need led him to become a tremendous advocate and supporter of the Beck Center for the Arts Creative Arts Therapies program, bringing the arts into the lives of individuals with physical, mental and developmental disabilities. With multiple degrees in philosophy and advance studies in bioethics, David is firmly convinced that the spark of the Divine exists in all human beings.