Unsung Hero #153

Laura Curley Pendergast writes:

David Waldman has been so kind to our Theater Camp 4 Kids Broadway Academy.

We were in a tough spot, because my studio — where we always do my summer camps — is closed because of COVID. There was no place to take the young actors who depend on these camps all summer.

David Waldman and friend.

David offered his beautiful Bedford Square courtyard. He was so kind and generous, and made all the young actors feel at home. (He even brought his new puppy, for the kids to see.)

One day, when rain was predicted, he even put up 2 tents. He wanted us to be outdoors, where it is much safer for children. (When thunder and lightning came, he let us all inside!)

I can’t thank him enough for giving our young actors an opportunity to thrive under our “new normal.” It has not been easy for anyone in the theater industry.

I know downtown is hurting economically. But David never asked for any money. He did this out of the kindness of his heart, and made us feel so welcome.

He saved the day. And he did it with such grace, gentlemanliness, humor and love for the next generation. He really deserves our praise!

This is why I love Westport. David is the kind of person who makes this such a great place!

Broadway Academy, at Bedford Square.

9 responses to “Unsung Hero #153

  1. Bruce Mitnick

    Nice to hear about the generosity of people during the Pandemic. We all need some feel good moments

  2. Judith Marks-White

    David is a star…in all ways…all the time. His kindness overflows. An all-around great guy.

  3. HI DAVID – YOU ARE TRULY ONE OF THE BEST. INCIDENTALLY DO YOU STILL HAVE THE “COLIN GUNN, ATTORNEY AT LAW” PLAQUE THAT WAS ON THE 35 CHURCH LANE BACK DOOR?

  4. Larry Untermeyer

    Dave: What you’ve done for the kids is great. I applaud you…

  5. Andrew Bentley

    Mensch

  6. Michael Nuzzo

    David, I first met you when I worked for Threshold Mortgage 25 years ago. You have become a good man and an asset to the whole Westport community. Thank you

  7. Thank you for capturing the sprit in which it was written!

  8. Madeline Bayliss

    This is a good tribute. And think of the good example David models for the young actors!

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