TITLE: Executive Vice President of Grant Administration
FOCUS AREAS: Art and culture, civic and public affairs, education, health, human services
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PROFILE: John H. Robinson is executive vice president of grant administration at the Amon G. Carter Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the staff member to address a grant application to.
A professional bio from an award Robinson won shared:
The Royal Purple Award recognizes individuals who have provided extraordinary support to TCU as well as the Fort Worth community. John Robinson, of the Amon G. Carter Foundation, could not be a more fitting recipient.
A lifelong resident of Fort Worth, Mr. Robinson graduated magna cum laude from TCU with a BBA in accounting. He became a CPA and worked for an international public accounting firm before joining the Carter Foundation as controller in 1980. In 1997, he was named executive vice president and assumed responsibility for all grant making activity.
Mr. Robinson’s role at the foundation involves awarding grants in excess of twenty million dollars each year. A large majority of these gifts enhance Fort Worth institutions including significant contributions in recent years to TCU in support of the School of Education, Amon G. Carter Residence Hall, the Meyer-Martin Athletic Complex, and the first commitment toward renovation of Amon G. Carter Stadium.
Mr. Robinson maintains a prominent professional and civic profile. Included among his current responsibilities are serving as trustee of the Amon G. Carter Star-Telegram Employees Fund, president of the Boy Scout Foundation and board chair of Carter BloodCare. He is a founding board member of the Fort Worth Partnership for Community Development and a community advisor to the Junior League of Fort Worth. He is also serving as finance chair for a capital campaign at Christ Chapel Bible Church.
Previous positions of responsibility include chairing the 2002 strategic plan for Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., and serving on the boards of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County, Rotary Club of Fort Worth and numerous other organizations. He has also been president and a board member of the Conference of Southwest Foundations.
Mr. Robinson’s long history of civic engagement has been recognized with the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award and Leadership Fort Worth’s Distinguished Leadership Award. He also received the Live Theatre League’s Patron of the Year Award.
Mr. Robinson has served on TCU’s AddRan College Board of Visitors since its inception and was chairman in 2005-06. He is currently on the steering committee for The Campaign for TCU and was involved in The Commission on the Future of TCU. A passionate Horned Frog fan, he has been active on the Stadium Renovation Committee and for twenty-five years has taken personal responsibility for handling the Star-Telegram’s football season ticket program.
Mr. Robinson’s TCU pedigree is solid. His mother, Nell Robinson, was a TCU faculty member from 1957 to 1992 and was honored as Emeritus Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics. His wife, Charlotte Keeton Robinson, is a member of the Class of 1981. Their son Marshall got away to Rice but their daughter Pamela will graduate from TCU next week.