2012 Trustee Award
Darin N. Digby
Seminary trustee, attorney and certified public accountant, author and lecturer, devoted Episcopalian, rock and roll and country band guitarist, and friend. As a member of the board of trustees, you have given faithful service to Seminary of the Southwest for 14 years. With your outstanding expertise and your own brand of dry humor you have led the board’s committees of finance and property for most of your tenure.
Your education commenced at All Saints’ Episcopal Preschool a few blocks to the south of the seminary. Several years later you entered The University of Texas accounting school where you were number one in your class, followed by UT Law School where you graduated in the top 3%. While in law school, you felt called to join the Episcopal Church making St. David’s, in downtown Austin your church home until you and your wife, Barbara, moved to San Antonio and joined St. Mark’s in 1987.
Practicing law in San Antonio, you are consistently named in the Best Lawyers in America in both the tax and trusts and estates areas and you have been designated numerous times by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer in Tax as well as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in all practice areas in Austin, San Antonio, and Central and West Texas.
Your service as trustee of the seminary began in 1998 and you were soon appointed to the property and the finance committees. You were appointed chair of the finance committee, which you held until 2011 when you were appointed chair of the strategic planning committee until your board service ends this month.
Barbara, your wife of twenty-five years, describes your pride and joy in your daughter and son, your love of your dachshunds, and your happiest work moments “when he is outside on the back patio, computer in his lap, cigar in his mouth, figuring out the complexity of the law and the numbers involved.”
In gratitude for your leadership on the board of trustees, for taking your work but not yourself too seriously, for making finance committee reports entertaining for all these years, and for your friendship, your fellow members of the board present you with the Trustee Award for 2012.
May 8, 2012 Austin, Texas