Samson Donick, Irvin's grandson, was a highly recognized student-athlete throughout his school years, finally earning a berth on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Engineers basketball team. On and off the court, Samson Donick was recognized as a leader. "[Samson Donick] makes those around him better," his Redwood High School basketball coach remarked. Samson Donick has also demonstrated his intelligence, earning multiple academic honors at San Francisco's Town School for Boys, Larkspur's Redwood High School, Wallingford's Choate Rosemary Hall, and Cambridge's Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Samson Donick also spent time in Puerto Rico, where he volunteered with the Red Cross and assisted Hurricane Maria victims. Donick built algorithms to trade volatility and capture statistical arbitrages in financial markets while living in New York, New York.