David B. Scherr, Jr. of Washington, D.C., graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1970 with a degree in Business Management, majoring in Accounting. After graduating, he worked for the University for over 10 years. Along with his wife, Cindy, Mr. Scherr was an avid fan of University of Maryland Athletics, especially the Football team. They were long-time season ticket holders, and began donating to the Terrapin Club in 1972 to support scholarships for student athletes. As a volunteer with the football program, Mr. Scherr was responsible for creating the first computerized football scouting report system. He served in the Navy Reserve for 23 years, and had an extensive career in information technology in the private sector. Mr. Scherr turned his passion for woodworking and furniture design into a 17-year vocation at David Scherr Furniture in Kensington, Maryland. Mr. Scherr passed away in January 2008.
In February 2014, In memory of her late husband, Cynthia M. Scherr established an endowed fund to support scholarships for Football student athletes at the University of Maryland, College Park.