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Our Legacy

Our founders, Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins, were compassionate, empathetic, and accessible community leaders. 

Their legacy has inspired generations of thoughtful philanthropists and visionaries, and it is a legacy we strive to nurture and deepen.

Robins Foundation was founded on Claiborne Robins’ belief in the power of education to transform lives and society, and we continue that legacy through our focus on early childhood education. In addition to education, Mr. and Mrs. Robins were deeply passionate about the power of culture, inclusion, and community building. The foundation honors that commitment by investing in organizations that are contributing to the culture and vibrancy of Richmond’s dynamic community. 

As we look to the future, we continue to engage 4th generation Robins’ descendants and community leaders to join this legacy of philanthropy and service by supporting the Richmond community and embracing the promise of a bright future for all.