‘Be The Light’ Honoree Profile: David and Nancy Huber
For David Huber, involvement with The Chicago Lighthouse is personal. Nearly 30 years ago, a detached retina led to him losing vision in his right eye. “It was a scary time,” he says. “I have a high amount of empathy for anyone that has a vision impairment.”
As a former business owner and accomplished financial advisor, David has a passion for helping others achieve their dreams. When a client introduced him to The Lighthouse in 2008, he immediately felt a connection to our mission and was eager to get involved. He has served on our Board ever since.
During his 10th year as a Board Member, David’s former company, Huber Financial Advisors, LLC, was the presenting sponsor of our “Lighthouses on the Mag Mile” art display, which highlighted the works of artists with and without disabilities. The art initiative advocated for access and inclusion in all areas of life, including employment. “As someone who is visually impaired and was still able to establish his own business, I know first-hand what people with disabilities can bring to the table and what they can achieve if given the chance to do so,” says David.
The Chicago Lighthouse honored David and his wife Nancy with the Beacon of Light Award at its “Seeing What’s Possible” Gala on June 10th, for which David’s current company, Savant Wealth Management, was a presenting sponsor. David and Nancy’s dedication to our organization continues to inspire others and enables us to change countless lives. “Anybody can be a beacon,” says David. “Choose your path, become involved and help and be that guiding light.”