David ’71 and Anne Haire represent what it means to be exemplary alumni of Marian University. From meeting each other on campus when David carried Anne’s luggage into Clare Hall, to creating a legacy family with two of their children graduating from Marian, to being present at numerous athletic events and advocates for Mission and Identify initiatives, the Haires demonstrate every trait of actively engaged alumni.
David is currently senior vice president of Captrust Advisors after merging with his own financial planning firm, HBK Wealth Management, in 2017. Anne has proudly spent her life’s work raising six children and being a dedicated homemaker. David generously donates his time by serving as a member of the Marian University Board of Trustees, chairman of the Marian University Mission and Identity Committee, and member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum Board of Trustees.
Despite residing in Hamilton, Ohio, you will find the Haires, and their family, at Marian University for nearly every home football game, proudly displaying their “Ohio loves MU Knights!” banner.
David graduated from Marian College in 1971 with a degree in English and teaching certification. During his time as a student, he was President of his freshman class and President of Student Government Association. Anne came to Marian College in 1968, and ultimately received her degree in speech pathology and audiology from Miami University of Ohio.
For their dedication to Marian University as faithful, generous, and thoughtful alumni, it is our great pleasure to bestow the Dillon Family Distinguished Alumni Award upon these two outstanding Knight fans.
About the Dillon Family Distinguished Alumni Award
The Dillon Family Distinguished Alumni Award is given to alumni who have: attained significant achievements in their careers; exhibited a spirit of mentoring by providing guidance, support, encouragement and leadership to Marian University students, faculty, staff, or to individuals in the broader community and contribute through personal leadership, to the development and growth of the individuals mentored; demonstrated outstanding contributions to the growth, development, and visibility of Marian University through gifts of energy, time, and talents; demonstrated a commitment to achieving peace and social justice through significant contributions in a professional or volunteer role; contributed significantly to the welfare of others through volunteering in direct service endeavors; or made outstanding contributions to the improvement of the civic, national, global, or religious community through professional or volunteer leadership.