Announcing United Way 2018-2019 Campaign Co-Chairs, Linda & Scott Robinson
We are pleased to announce our 2018-19 Campaign Co-Chairs, Scott and Linda Robinson. They are both University of Kansas graduates and as long-time Lawrence residents, have committed their lives to making this Douglas County a better community. The Robinson’s work over the years have focused on the United Way’s Community Impact areas of health, education and financial stability.
Linda has worked with numerous health and education organizations in the county. Her work in education includes founding the Lawrence Education Achievement Partners (LEAP), now housed at Kennedy Elementary school, and serving on the Lawrence School Board for eight years. For the past 7 years, she has served on the Endowment Board of Bert Nash, and has become acutely aware of the mental health needs in our county.
Scott is focused on the health needs of our county, both physical and mental. He established the Lawrence Emergency Medicine Physicians Associates in 1994, which still staffs the doctors for the Emergency Department at LMH, and added the Hospitalist doctors to that group in 2005. Scott practices at the Wound Healing Center and serves as the Director of Hyperbaric Medicine. Scott’s past community involvement includes serving as Medical Director for the Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical, participating in the Bike Safety Helmet Fair, serving as the President of the Douglas County Medical Society , and serving as the President of the Kansas Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
As Martin Luther King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others’?” “We live in a time where there are many divisive forces in our world, our nation, our state, and in our own community,” say the Robinsons, “and the thing we most appreciate about United Way is that it is a uniting force to bring people together for the common good.
Scott and Linda are proud Leadership Givers of the United Way. They choose to give to the United Way because of the emphasis on collaboration to meet community need. By encouraging collaboration across agencies, the United Way is ableto avoid duplication of resources and spread our community dollars further. They believe in the power of Uniting to accomplish more than any organization could alone to provide a continuum of support to people in need.
Join Scott and Linda at the United Way Campaign Kick-Off Event, Sept. 12th at 12:00pm at the Oread Griffith room.