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Bound by Love and Legacy

Until his death in 1989, David Robinson served his community through countless committees, organizations and nonprofit boards. Through teaching, Susan Robinson set an example for children who grew to be altruistic leaders, neighbors and volunteers.

Until his death in 1989, David Robinson served his community through countless committees, organizations and nonprofit boards. Through teaching, Susan Robinson set an example for children who grew to be altruistic leaders, neighbors and volunteers.

Susan was more than a teacher of curriculum; she was a teacher of life. As the first headmistress of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Susan established bonds with students that exceeded the bounds of a lesson plan.

David was an activist, a humanitarian, a philanthropist – in one lifetime, he contributed more to this community than most people can imagine. His bio reads like a community directory with every organization touched, led or influenced by him in some way. His investment in his community began during his education at USC and continued through his service on commissions, committees and boards. His legacy will live forever.

After David’s death, Susan established the David W. Robinson Catalyst Award Fund. This fund provides an annual award, recognizing an area organization that exemplifies leadership, vision, collaboration and commitment to local critical issues – all traits of the award’s namesake.

In a commencement speech to a 1992 graduating class, Susan said, “Watch out for golden opportunities, and take advantage of them.”

She spoke from wisdom and experience. The Robinsons never missed the chance to help this community and, through Central Carolina Community Foundation, have provided for philanthropic opportunities in the future.