A graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (Roswell, GA), Max was a freshman at Louisiana State University majoring in political journalism. Max was a kind and generous young man who was deeply loved by his friends and family. He loved sports with a passion, even coaching his little sister’s basketball team. He was a published sports writer at www.defpen.com.Max was so excited to begin preparing for his career in journalism at LSU, and had already made a new home in Louisiana.
Max Gruver died at LSU from an alleged hazing event at the Phi Delta Theta house on September 14th, 2017. His parents found a journal shortly after Max died where we wrote, “God works in funny ways. He does bad things sometimes because in the end they are good. Something bad may happen to you, but it may happen because it will make you better. He does bad to ultimately create good.” This passage gave Max’s parents, Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver, the strength and direction to start the Max Gruver Foundation.