National Philanthropy Day is a special day to honor the individuals and groups who have enriched our region through their outstanding enthusiasm, work and to philanthropy and volunteerism. At this year’s awards luncheon, co-hosted by the Modesto Rotary and the Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, our very own Robert “Bob” Saunders was awarded the honor of “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser”.
Bob has served on our Board of Directors for over eight years, four of them in the role of secretary. Over the years he has contributed more than just financial and in-kind resources. He has bestowed our organization with his knowledge, passion for music and countless hours of volunteerism.
Whether it is providing housing for musicians in his home, transporting guest artists, supplying treats for musicians during rehearsals or selling tickets for the Youth Orchestra-Bob is always here to support the Symphony. Bob inspires others to their own calls to philanthropy through the sincerity with which he gives, and the modesty with which he does it.
The Modesto Symphony Orchestra would like to recognize Bob Saunders for his extraordinary kindness, generosity and can-do spirit. Congratulations on your Award!