David Hawk was born in Scranton Pennsylvania and attended Penn State Worthington Scranton, where he met his wife Ann. They fell in love, married, raised a beautiful family in Dunmore Pennsylvania, and successfully cultivated the family business. 
David was the owner of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates for 29 years, and has been dedicated to growing the family chocolate business, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, for 50 years. He has recently retired and has passed the torch to the next generation.

For Dave and Ann, their greatest pride and achievement is their four children and twelve grandchildren. Jennifer, Carolyn, Paul and Patrick, fondly referred to as G4, are now leading the family business to the next level.

Both Dave and Ann serve on many nonprofit and educational Boards in the community. They are dedicated to their Catholic faith and strongly support the religious community and its mission to help the less fortunate and provide distinguishing educational opportunities for youth in the community. Philanthropy and community service are integral to their lives. 

Dave and Ann permanently endowed the Hawk Family Foundation in 2017. Creating a family foundation to help the underprivileged, provide support for education, and encourage community initiatives that help families thrive has been a lifelong dream for Dave and Ann.
​Our conferences and curriculum culminate into a fast-paced competition. We emphasize creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and team building. Students practice the skills necessary for writing a successful business plan, written and oral communication, math proficiency, economic understanding, technological competence, and business aptitude. These are skills which help to prepare students for the business world!
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