From 2002 to 2006, Bob served as Chair of GFC’s Board of Directors, where he stewarded GFC’s mission with warmth and dedication. Bob’s tenure as Chair was a time of significant growth for the organization, propelling GFC to new heights. He was passionate about strengthening social protection networks and generating economic opportunity for children, particularly for orphaned children, street-based children, and those experiencing homelessness.
Bob passed away on August 4, 2019. In a heartfelt tribute to their friend and colleague, GFC Founder Maya Ajmera and former Managing Director Greg Fields remembered Bob for his good humor and steadfast faith in “doing the right thing for the right reasons.”
Established in 2020, the Robert D. Stillman Dignity Awards honor organizations responding to the risks and challenges that affect the wellbeing of children and youth. Specifically, these awards recognize organizations that advance the dignity of young people by:
The Robert D. Stillman Dignity Awards have been made possible thanks to the generous contributions of Bob’s family and friends.
LeapForWord (LFW) provides rural children in the state of Maharashtra with access to quality English education by designing and delivering an English curriculum that does not require a certified English teacher. The organization also provides job opportunities to local youth who are trained by LFW as English instructors.
Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.
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