As 2016 came to a close, a transition at the Southwest Initiative Foundation was underway with Bob Golberg preparing for his retirement.
Bob joined our staff in 2012 as Legacy Gift Planner, focused on enhancing our work with donors who consider important goals with estate plans and their legacy. Bob brought experience, focus and heart to our efforts, while helping preserve valuable rural resources for generations to come. He retired on December 31, 2016.
For five years, Bob shared the story of Southwest Initiative Foundation and a variety of estate planning possibilities—some relatively simple and some more complex—with professional advisers and donors. His work has impacted many organizations and countless individuals. The legacy he leaves to Southwest Initiative Foundation is a philosophy that anyone can leave a meaningful legacy with some thoughtful and creative planning.
Prior to joining SWIF, Bob worked at the Minneapolis YMCA before starting planned giving programs at Minnesota State University-Mankato and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. In 2014, he was honored with the prestigious Clinton A. Shroeder Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Planned Giving Council.
Thank you, Bob, for your work impacting the field of philanthropy. You inspire us to be the best we can be in service to our donors and the profession.