H. Dunlop “Buz” Dawbarn was born June 14, 1915 in New York City. After earning a degree in political science from Princeton and studying engineering at Johns Hopkins, Mr. Dawbarn founded Dawbarn Brothers in Waynesboro, later known as Wayn-Tex. While Mr. Dawbarn experienced much professional success, it was his philanthropic and community contributions for which he is best known.
Thanks to his vision and generosity, we are looking forward to celebrating the 26th anniversary of the Dawbarn Education Awards. Since the establishment of this fund in 1992, the Community Foundation has presented 257 awards totaling $1.836 million.