Leadership at Donovan’s Kids

Get to know the key people in our organization who help drive our mission. We couldn’t do it without their knowledge, commitment and passion!


Michael R. Livingston

President

Michael R. Livingston is a retired businessman and an Akron resident who served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam conflict. He has spent the last four years building Donovan’s Kids, Inc. and working on bringing inspiring events to Summit County. One of Michael’s most impactful initiatives is launching a bicycle event to support the camp. When he’s not working, Michael enjoys time with his wife, two adult children and three grandsons.


Michael Baumgartner

Vice President

Michael Baumgartner is the Managing Director for Lockheed-Martin in Akron, Ohio. His background in community involvement brought him to Donovan’s Kids. Michael has added great depth to our success. Michael brings excellent engineering abilities, meticulous organizational skills and a genuine passion to Donovan's Kids.


Larry D. Moore

Secretary

Larry D. Moore is the Executive Director of the Summit County Veterans Service Commission. His experiences have included advocating for veterans’ healthcare, assisting those who wish to be enrolled in Ohio veterans’ homes, and lobbying legislation for benefits for veterans and their families. With our strong connection to children of veterans, Donovan’s Kids is very close to Larry’s heart.


Dan Francis

Director

A project manager at Bridgestone Americas, Dan Francis is a respected professional with 30 years of industry experience and seven years of youth soccer coaching. He is a graduate of Akron’s Bridgestone Community Leadership Institute (CLI) and holds a B.S.M.E. from The University of Akron. Dan grew up with a sister with spina bifida and spent most of his youth surrounded by children with multiple physical disabilities. He was drawn to Donovan’s Kids because of our mission statement and enjoys playing a part in empowering Ohio’s amputee kids and children with limb differences.


Harry A. Donovan – In Memory, 1928-2018

Director

Harry A. Donovan was a retired WWII Navy veteran. While in service when he was just 17, he drove the boat that General Douglas McArthur waded ashore from in the Philippines at Leyte on October 20, 1944. Harry later graduated from The University of Akron and had a successful career as a CPA. He served as a special economic adviser to President Richard Nixon. In November 2015, Harry was honored with an Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Donovan’s Kids camp kids is named in his honor also with his son Harry A. Donovan, Jr.