Don Driehaus Memorial

Don Driehaus, Elder Class of 1951, was born on Gilsey Avenue behind Elder and claimed that he grew up on the fifty yard line of The Pit.  Don and his wife Clare raised eight children.  Sons Don ‘77, Steve ‘84, Joe ‘86, Jim ‘87 and Dan ‘90 all graduating from Elder with distinction and daughters Dianne, Denise and Cathy from Seton.  Don had a sharp wit and jovial attitude that endeared him to many.  He served as a loyal alumnus, supporting Elder as an institution of Christian learning and excellence and remained a lifelong supporter of Elder up until his passing in 2008.   The Driehaus family is proud to support Elder in Don’s name and they created this scholarship in 2013.  He truly represents the Spirit of Elder’s motto Altiora – To strive for the higher things.  In Don’s own words, “Elder is more than an institution---It is a way of life.”