Richard D. and Nancy A. Esbenshade
Richard D. Esbenshade graduated from Ashland High School in 1946 and attended Stanford University with the aid of a scholarship provided by the Pepsi Cola Company. After graduation he spent two years in the United States Army during the Korean War. He then attended Harvard Law School on the GI Bill, receiving an LLB magna cum laude in 1956. Nancy Esbenshade attended high school in Lima, Ohio and graduated from Northwestern University. She obtained a masters degree in psychiatric social work at Simmons School of Social Work in Boston. They were married in 1958 and moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced law for more than 50 years, primarily as a founding partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson. They have two sons, three daughters and eleven grandchildren.
The Esbenshades have chosen to make a gift in the form of a charitable annuity for both practical and charitable reasons; they will receive income for their lives, and thereafter the public will benefit.
They chose to give through the Ashland County Community Foundation because they believe the Foundation is best able to use the funds for the benefit of Ashland County and its people.