Dave Woodruff is co-founder and chairman of the Board of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. In January of 2006 Woodruff’s brother, ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury while covering the war in Iraq. A year after his brother’s injury and as his recovery continued, Woodruff and his family established the Foundation in thanks for the remarkable care Bob received from the military and civilian caregivers he encountered through his injury and recovery. Woodruff is committed to growing the Bob Woodruff Foundation into a nationally recognized leading military charity.
Woodruff is also Group Advertising Director for Bloomberg LP overseeing all corporate accounts in the Detroit territory. Woodruff has been very active in the Detroit advertising community and has been a member of the Adcraft club of Detroit since 1984 and a member of its Board of Directors since 2002. He just completed his term as the organization’s 101st President in 2007.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Magazine Representatives Association from 1998-2001, serving two consecutive terms as the organization’s chairman in 2000 and 2001. He is also a member of the Detroit Advertising Association.
In addition, Woodruff founded the children’s Hospital of Michigan Jeep claybird classic charity sporting clays tournament which ran for over 10 years and raised nearly $1,000,000, establishing an endowed chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation at Wayne State University and children’s Hospital.
Woodruff lives in Birmingham, Michigan with his wife Lee Ann and children Kyle and Ellie. He is an avid outdoorsman and golfer and serves as an Episcopal Eucharistic Minister at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.