These experiences coupled with their desire to make our community a better place to live, drove them to create the Gala of Hope Foundation. Most recently, they have chaired Gala events in 2014 & 2016 for the Gala of Hope Foundation.
Fundraising Experience and Awards of Distinction are as follows:
2017 - Citizen Legion of Honor Award
2016 – Dayton Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals Award for Dayton’s Outstanding Philanthropist
2016 – Bob and Barbara Co-Chaired the 2016 Gala of Hope Event – (raised $1.3 million)
2014 - Bob and Barbara Co-Chaired the 2014 Gala of Hope Event – (raised $1.1 million)
2012 - American Cancer Society Award for Excelling in Income Development.
2011 - American Cancer Society Man of The Year.
2010 - Leukemia & Lymphoma Regional and National Man of The Year.
2009 - Mathile Community Award
2008 - Grandview Foundation Chadwick Award
2007 - Volunteer Fundraiser of The Year