YEAH Devotee Acknowledge for His Strong Support

David R. Eckles, MBA 73, was honored this year as the winner of the Raymond E. Miles Alumni Service Award. This award is given to an alumni volunteer each year who demon-strates profound involvement in the Haas Alumni Network community. As a founding and continuing board member of the Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH), Eckles has invested deeply in a program that creates opportunity for under-resourced and at-risk youth. Over the past two decades, YEAH has evolved from an outreach program to a center at Haas that is helping to increase access to the school's Undergraduate Program. Eckles is the retired chairman and CEO of San Francisco-based Helm Financial Corp., the largest privately held rail equipment leasing company in North America. In addition to his work with YEAH, Eckles is a devoted backer of Cal Athletics and was named a Builder of Berkeley for his significant philan-thropic contributions to the university.



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