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Building on more than 60 years of community impact

E. Claiborne Robins established the Robins Foundation in 1957 and significantly funded it at his death in 1995. Mr. Robins and his wife, Lora M. Robins, are best remembered for their transforming gifts to the University of Richmond and their lifelong dedication to making Richmond a better place. The couple’s philanthropy reflected a love for the community and family. Mrs. Robins encouraged this tradition of generosity—through her personal philanthropy and Robins Foundation board service—until her death in 2010. Today’s board, which includes children, grandchildren and a great grandchild of the Foundation’s founders, follows their inspiring legacy of philanthropy and grantmaking.

CURRENT BOARD

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Frank Robinson
Chair

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Robin R. Shield
Vice Chair

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Juliet E. Shield-Taylor
Past Chair

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Roger Scheffel
Treasurer

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Gregory C. Robins
Secretary

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Sheryl Robins
Director

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Reginald N. Jones
Director

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Alexander Tariot
Director

DIRECTORS EMERITUS 

E. Bruce Heilman (1926-2019)
Betty Robins Porter
Ann Carol Marchant
Robert E. Marchant

PAST DIRECTORS

Ed Ayers
Lewis T. Booker (1929-2015)
E. Claiborne Robins, Jr.

FOUNDERS

Lora M. Robins (1912-2010)
E. Claiborne Robins (1910-1995)