David Dole Memorial Fund

David W. Dole

David W. Dole

In 1969, David Dole was one of the people responsible for the creation of the Industry Standard Coding Identification (ISCI), the precursor to Ad-ID.  He passed away last week at the age of 101. Ad-ID's Chief Growth officer Harold Geller had been in regular contact with him over the years. Geller says Dole was vital, active and brilliant right up to the end.  

There are a variety of charities David wanted funds donated to upon his passing but he specified he would like to be memorialized in way that had a larger impact on the advertising community. 

In keeping with David’s wishes, all donations in his honor will benefit the 4A’s High School Initiatives, including The High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (IAM) and The Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA)

"David was an early innovator in this work in advertising and these institutions fit his profile." said David’s son, Kevin Dole

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Donation can also be mailed to the 4A's Foundation at the address below:

4A's Foundation
David Dole Memorial Fund
1065 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018