David Pincus is a graduate of Central High School and Penn State University, where he was a member of the track and field team. He held the Penn State discus record for many years and while at the university competed in the 1948 Olympic track and field trials in the discus. In 1993 he was presented with Penn State’s highest award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
As a scratch golfer in 1952, he played in the National Amateur Golf Tournament. When his days as an active competitor ended, Pincus turned to philanthropy as one of his major endeavors. He is active with many local, national and international organizations whose purpose is to help humanity from all walks of life. He served as track and field chair for the U.S. Maccabiah team from 1981-1989 and is a vice-president of Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel.
He also serves as a member of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, is a former director of CARE, a member of the Board of the American Jewish World Service, a trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a member of the Philadelphia Scholars Fund Advisory Committee for the Philadelphia School District .
He is a trustee emeritus of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Among the honors bestowed upon him are the Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award, the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, the Eagles Fly for Leukemia Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Humanitarian Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Spirit of Philadelphia Award from WCAU-TV, The Man of The Year Award From The Boy Scouts of America Greater New York Councils, CARE’s Humanitarian Award and the Appreciation Award from the Philadelphia Committee for the Homeless.
Pincus is chairman and CEO of Pincus Brothers Maxwell, a family owned clothing manufacturing business started by his father and four uncles in 1911.