Our Far-Flung Alumni: Robbie Rohr

June 23, 2015

Robbie Rohr - Susan Riemer/Staff Photo“Rohr said she has always had a strong sense of social justice, and when she attended Earlham College, a Quaker school in Indiana, she felt among kindred spirits, as there was a sense of joy and an appreciation of life and personal responsibility to make life better for people.”

That’s from Robbie Rohr’s interview with the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber after she was named executive director of the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank.

“Rohr said she has always had a strong sense of social justice, and when she attended Earlham College, a Quaker school in Indiana, she felt among kindred spirits, as there was a sense of joy and an appreciation of life and personal responsibility to make life better for people. ‘Since then I have learned that it is all about compassion,’ she said,” says the article.

Rohr brings a wealth of experience in non-profit leadership across a wide range of issues.  “Her most recent interim appointments include DAWN (the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network) in Tukwila and the Wonderland Developmental Center in Shoreline. She has also served as the executive director of Cancer Lifeline, the Center for Human Services and the Executive Alliance, a nonprofit membership association she helped create to advance the nonprofit sector.”

Sounds like an Earlhamite to me.  Congratulations.

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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