Robert M. Fockler, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

TITLE: President

FOCUS AREAS: K-12 education, early childhood education, human services, arts, environment, nonprofit capacity building

CONTACT: 901-722-0045, rfockler@cfgm.org

PROFILE: Robert M. Fockler has been president of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis since August 2006. He previously spent more than four years as managing director at FTN Financial and more than 17 years as managing director of Morgan Keegan. He holds a degree in history from Princeton University.

Fockler’s father, John Fockler, was the first president of the foundation. Prior to 1974, the foundation did not have staff. You can learn more about Robert Fockler’s perspective in his local commentary piece, “Guest Column: Beyond the Classroom” in The Commercial Appeal.

Fockler has served on the SECF Board of Trustees Executive Committee, and his professional bio shares:

Bob Fockler is president and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, a public foundation which annually assists individuals, families and corporations in making their charitable giving simpler and more powerful.  
Through the generosity of its donors, the foundation grants up to $100 million each year to more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations in the Mid-South and throughout the nation. 
Bob brings to the Community Foundation the financial and managerial expertise gained from a 24-year career in investment banking, along with organizational experience gained from an equally long record of service in the nonprofit world.  
Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University.