Insights on business -- and life.
The Duncan Family
Winner of CHA's Special
Staff Report (November 15, 2010)
The Duncan Family, owner of iLoveToCreate, a
Duncan Enterprises Company, is being recognized for the family's
dedication to supporting their team members, their community, and
our industry. Larry Duncan, President and CEO of Duncan Enterprises,
will accept the honor on behalf of his father, Robert E. Duncan,
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Duncan Enterprises, and the
rest of the Duncan family.
The list is long of community service that the
Duncan family has supported throughout its 64 year history,
including local support of Fresno State academics and athletics, the
American Heart Association, the American Lung Association,
Children's Hospital of Central California, Fresno Metropolitan
Museum, American Red Cross, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno Rotary, Big
Brothers Big Sisters, United Way, and many other organizations.
Duncan Polytechnical High School was named in
honor of the company's founder, Erma Duncan, Bob's mother and
Larry's grandmother, for her entrepreneurial spirit; she embodied
the school's philosophy that students don't necessarily need a
college education to attain success, but rather self-motivation to
turn a personal passion into a career or business success.
The Duncan family is most passionate about one
organization in particular, the Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County,
with Larry serving on the Board of Directors for 20+ years and Bob
serving as an Honorary Life Director.
But it's not about the titles and recognition
for the family; it's truly about making a difference in people's
lives. If you ask Larry about his service to the Boys & Girls Club,
he won't talk about the Board or the donations or the events. He'll
tell you to check out the pictures on his Facebook page of at-risk
children enjoying a day on his ranch with the animals, and he will
encourage you to volunteer at the club for Boys (or Girls) Night
The most impressive aspect of the Duncan
family's community support is that they seek no recognition and, in
fact, they turn recognition away. They give because they are – and
because it matters to those who receive their support.
(Note: The awards will be given at the
Winter Show Event and Awards Ceremony Mon., Jan. 31, 6:30 pm-10:00
pm. The event is free, but requires a ticket. To register, visit