Improving Lives One Person at a Time ~ David & Leila Centner Foundation
DAVID & LEILA CENTNER - Founders
David and Leila Centner are serial technology entrepreneurs with multiple successful exits. Their most recent company, Highway Toll Administration, was acquired in March 2018 by private equity firm Platinum Equity investing from their $6.5 billion global buyout fund, Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV. David Centner was founder and Chief Executive Officer while Leila Centner served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.
The Centners are passionate humanitarians and philanthropists dedicated to helping the underserved achieve their maximum potential through education and sustainability-oriented programs.
“Our goal is to transform the heart of education to ensure happy, confident, compassionate, mindful, empathetic and connected children, so we are building a 21st century school designed as a living, breathing response to new personal and social challenges.”
“Our philosophy is based on the understanding that success does not lead to happiness, rather that happiness leads to success.” ~ David and Leila Centner