Michael F. Doyle Memorial
Michael Francis Doyle, Elder Class of 1999, played on Elder’s basketball team all four years and was co-captain during his senior year. He attended the University of Dayton and graduated in 2003 with a degree in finance. In July of 2004, he moved to Chicago where many of his UD friends had relocated. He was an account manager for Lind/Waldock, a futures investment firm. On New Year’s Eve in 2007, he was adjusting a chair on a 3rd-story porch when he fell through the rail and was killed, as a result of a defective metal railing. The next weekend his friends from Elder organized a fund raiser to raise money for the Elder basketball summer league (along with a generous donation from his fellow employees at Lind/Waldock.) In the summer of 2007, his brother Patrick, Class of 1997, organized the 1st Annual Mike Doyle Golf Outing to raise money for the Memorial Scholarship and to continue support for the summer league. The memorial was established in his name that year. The Golf Outing continues each year, through the efforts of his family - parents Jim and Jean Doyle, brother Pat, sister-in-law Kate, and nephews, Matt, Jack, and Charlie Doyle. There is also a fund raiser held each year in Chicago on his February 23rd birthday to contribute to the fund and summer league.