D.G. Elmore


Partners in Philanthropy (2018)
Family Legacy Award


D.G. Elmore earned his J.D./M.B.A. in 1984 and started on the path of building and acquiring companies early in his career, beginning with a struggling corporate travel agency in 1984. Elmore Companies, Inc., now owning 15 businesses spanning diverse industries, has an emphasis on long-term value creation - they are rarely ever sold. The father of six, D.G. persuaded two of his children to attend the Maurer School of Law. Lauren, J.D./M.B.A. 2014, and David G. (Gant), J.D./M.B.A. 2016, own three companies together.

On top of providing much needed financial support to Indiana University, D.G. is recognized throughout the Maurer School of law for his dedicated mentorship. In 2007 the Elmores established the Elmore Family Scholarship, which has benefited 76 law students with financial support and kickstarted the very successful Matching the Promise campaign for Maurer School of Law. In recognition of their support, the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic has been named in their honor, a fitting tribute to this remarkable family's spirit of innovation. The Elmore family's support of students in the J.D./M.B.A. program, and those working in the Elmore Entrepreneurship Clinic, has made a real-life difference in those students' lives, not only by reducing the cost of education, but also by D.G. serving as a role model and mentor. It is with the generosity of alumni like the Elmores that have brought the J.D./M.B.A. program to national recognition.

With his family, the Elmores were awarded the 2018 Partners in Philanthropy Family Legacy Award.