David is the Foundation’s single largest donor to date with his recent $5 million challenge grant to support the restoration effort. David has worked extensively in television comedy, writing, and producing Cheers and The Jeffersons, and writing, directing and co-creating Wings and Frasier. He is also an award-winning director and writer for the theater, examples ranging from South Pacific at the Hollywood Bowl (with Reba McEntire) to a pre-Broadway tryout of his revised musical Can-Can. His new version of the classic Camelot currently has productions worldwide. David has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards (18 nominations). He also won the Directors Guild Award, the Golden Globe Award, Producers Guild Award, GLAAD Media Award, British Comedy Award, three Television Critics Association Awards, two Humanitas Prizes, and the Peabody Award. David’s focus on the Palm Springs Plaza Theatre Board is to bring the theater back to vibrant life, respecting its past as well as making it a working asset to the community in the future.