Bob graduated from Horton Watkins High School in Ladue, Mo., where he was editor of the school yearbook, a member of Quill and Scroll, and a National Honor Society member.
At Princeton, Bob majored in the Woodrow Wilson School, wrote a thesis for Professor Halpern, belonged to Elm Club and Whig-Clio, and worked at the Trenton Tutorial Project. He roomed at 121 Gauss Hall with Tom Houston, Phil Reed, Larry Ely, and the late Warren Wilson.
After graduation, Bob joined the Peace Corps in Bolivia, working on community development. He came back to the U.S. and entered, then graduated from, Stanford with a Ph.D. in political science in 1976, where he met and married Lisa Henderson in 1973. The couple had a son, Philip, and a daughter, Kate.
Bob taught politics and urban studies at Mount Holyoke for nine years before switching careers to join New York’s Chemical Bank (JPMorganChase), where he retired in 2005. He spent decades at the bank in community development investments, ending as the head of national and global community-development philanthropy and community social investing. From 2005 to 2010 he ran his own philanthropy consulting practice. He wrote in our 50th-reunion yearbook that his lifelong work began from that two-year Peace Corps experience after graduation.
Bob served on the Interfaith Council for Action in Ossining, N.Y., was a board member and chairman of Accion New York, and a board member and chairman of the Ethical Society of Northern Westchester County, N.Y. Bob exemplified the idealism our education imparted in those transformative years of the 1960s.