About Us

The Stiles-Nicholson Foundation was formed in 1992 as a private family foundation in memory of William John Stiles and William Nicholson, the father and step-father of David John Stiles Nicholson. The Foundation's original mission was to improve and enhance the education of citizens to better understand the benefits of the free enterprise system and how best to cope and succeed in the real world. The mission presently includes 4 major initiatives and we are excited to utilize our rapid growth to help create a better more opportunistic America with equal opportunity for all to be the best that they can be.

  • Free Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math)
  • Education Outcomes


Chairman & Founder:

David John Stiles Nicholson, BSc, LLD, PEng, CFA

Chairman’s Philanthropic Activities:


Chairman & Founder - Stiles-Nicholson Foundation

Board Advisor – Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches

Physics & Astronomy Advisory Council – Johns Hopkins University

STEM Council - Palm Beach County School District

Vice-Chair Board of Directors - South Florida Science Center

Board of Directors - Tax Foundation

Chairman & Trustee, Investment Committee - Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

Advisory Council - ASCEND Project, Brain Institute, Florida Atlantic University


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