David Burgstahler and his wife, Leslie, are the parents of Elizabeth ’26, David ’16, and Katherine, who will be attending Choate Rosemary Hall as a freshman this fall. David received a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a founding partner and president of Avista Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York City. Prior to forming Avista, David was a partner of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, the private equity arm of Credit Suisse and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. David currently serves on the board of directors of several public and private companies including AngioDynamics, Armored AutoGroup, ConvaTec, INC Research, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Strategic Partners, Vertical/Trigen, Visant, and WideOpenWest. David previously served on the board and as the treasurer and co-investment committee chairman of the Diller-Quaile School of Music. David and Leslie are very active in the Trinity community, with Leslie serving as the Parents’ Association new parents welcome chair and David serving as a Trinity Fund and capital campaign volunteer.