Robert W. Potter Fund
In 1988, Bob Potter became a volunteer board member at Centre Foundation, working on projects like direct mail and database solutions that his PR business provided. By 1996, the board formalized Bob’s connection to the Foundation, asking him to serve as part-time Executive Director. In 2000, Bob sold his business and became the first full-time Executive Director, a position he held through 2007. When asked about the key accomplishments of Centre Foundation during his 20-year affiliation, Potter says three things come to mind: “We’ve made the Foundation visible. Secondly, we helped the Foundation grow in all areas, both in terms of assets—that’s a big scorecard, how much money you have—but also in terms of capabilities, internal, database, etc. And third, we kept an eye to the future and we’ve built an enormous pipeline of future gifts to the Foundation under the heading of The Campbell Society.” The Campbell Society was an idea initiated by Bob in the mid-1990s and named in honor of the Foundation’s founder, Judge R. Paul Campbell. While Bob’s membership in the Campbell Society demonstrates his commitment to the future of our community, his years of leadership are appreciated every day.
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