Walter S. Driskill, along with his wife, Lucienne, ran a successful importing business for many years. The company, Dribeck Importers, Inc., headquartered in Greenwich, CT, represented and imported Beck’s Beer from Germany. Under the leadership of the Driskills, the business prospered.
After the Driskill’s retired and moved from Connecticut to their home in Florida, their interest in philanthropy grew. In particular, the field of medical research and treatment attracted their attention. Also, they donated a building in Greenwich, CT to an organization known as Kids in Crisis.
Since 2009 the Foundation which operates as a private donating Foundation has funded several major medical research undertakings. Among the recipients are University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Mayo Clinic, Oregon Health and Science University, Sloan Kettering Medical Center and Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.
The work of the Foundation is aided by expert consultants who help establish guidelines for acceptable grant awards and to evaluate grant applications.
Under the current board, the Driskill Foundation shall continue to accept, consider and evaluate grant applications proposing various areas of medical research. One aspect of its work has been to recognize the need for increased training of post doctoral and medical degreed individuals in performing research as they move their careers forward. This has been especially true at the Oregon Health and Science University and the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.
The Driskill Foundation is dedicated to furthering the goals and interests of Mr. and Mrs. Driskill and continuing their legacy. All grant applications are given full and intensive consideration for the purpose of meeting the intentions of Mr. & Mrs. Driskill.