The Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia’s largest hunger relief organization serving 20 counties, announced the hiring of Rob Robinson as a development officer, effective Aug. 10.
"Mr. Robinson will be instrumental in helping set up the Food Bank’s planned giving and endowment program. This will ensure the Food Bank’s long term strategies for development in an overall effort to build strong and lasting strategic partnerships that will eliminate hunger and promote better nutrition for our region’s most vulnerable friends and neighbors.
"As the former director of Gift and Estate Planning for Baylor School, Mr.
Robinson played a key role in development efforts by creating strong relationships with school alumni and allowing them to have a stake in the future of the school. After seventeen years with the school, Mr. Robinson retired from his position in late 2016 and has spent the last year as a planned giving consultant to non-profits in the Chattanooga area," officials said.
“Combining Rob’s expertise and passion for our mission with the dedication of taking our development efforts to another level, his ability will propel the Food Bank to fulfill our mission of leading a network of community partners in eliminating hunger and promoting better nutrition by 2025,” said Gina Crumbliss, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. “We have the utmost confidence in Rob as a respected leader in our community and have already seen a positive impact in our organization.”
Mr. Robinson is a Chattanooga native, raised on Lookout Mountain and graduate of Baylor School. After serving in the Navy, he earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a past president of the Chattanooga Civitan Club and has served on several nonprofit boards in the Chattanooga area, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeast TN and the Signal Mountain Playhouse. He has presented on Planned Giving at the National Association of Independent Schools, the District III Conference for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of Fundraising Professionals TN Southeastern Chapter and Venture Forward, formerly known as the Center for Non-Profits.