Dave Kiebach had a smile ready for anyone he met and was known for spreading his contagious zest for life around Hendricks County. He first met his wife Diana in a hair salon in California, and she said it was impossible not to notice him because of his knack for immediately lighting up a room. Dave and Diana married and had two beautiful children, Sean and Mackenzie. They eventually moved back to Indiana together to be closer to family, and settled in Hendricks County.
Dave and his long-time friend Mark Sell founded MD Logistics, Inc. (MDL) in 1996. MD Logistics is a third-party logistics provider catering to the pharmaceutical and retail industries. Today, MDL employs roughly 400 people in three different facilities. Dave also established MD Express and MD Packaging and cemented a strategic partnership with SEKO Worldwide in 2002. In 2006, MDL was named the 13th Fastest-Growing private company in Central Indiana by the Indianapolis Business Journal.
Dave’s family was always his first and highest priority. He shared his love of sports with both of his children and coached his son’s baseball team in Avon beginning with Peewee Baseball. While a true competitor at heart, Dave was known for quoting the phrase, “There is victory in participation” when discussing his love for the Indy 500. He also loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family enjoying the great outdoors. An avid golfer, Dave frequently enjoyed his membership at The Country Club of Indianapolis. Dave shared his wife’s passion for horses and bought Diana her first horse in 2001. They both viewed horses as therapeutic animals capable of bringing significant emotional and physical healing to hurting people.
After Dave’s sudden passing in 2007, Diana’s initial thought was to start a scholarship fund as a memorial for Dave. Ultimately Diana decided that she wanted to be able to support a variety of causes in the community that were near to Dave’s heart. With that in mind, Diana and her children set up a donor advised fund at HCCF in Dave’s honor, naming it the “David H. Kiebach Smile Fund.” David‘s legacy through this fund has spread a lot of smiles and happiness in our community, granting over $140,000 since 2008 to outdoor programming for children and adults in need. In 2017 alone, this fund granted $10,300 each to Jameson Camp, Handicapable Camp, and Strides to Success, serving hundreds of children and adults in Hendricks County. Like the Kiebach family, YOU can bring a lifetime of smiles and support for something you care about—contact HCCF today!