Wanting to do positive things in the wake of Robert Yin’s tragic death, friends and family created the Robert Yin SPIRIT Foundation Inc. The Foundation supports educational and charitable projects as a means to grow SPIRIT amongst our youth and community. Robert is remembered for his positive spirit. In keeping with Robert's spirit, the Foundation adopted the word “SPIRIT" and the mission to promote initiatives that “Show Potential, Integrity, Responsibility, and Inspire Thousands.”
The Foundation focuses its attention on educational scholarship, music, performing arts, athletics, sports safety, and organ donation - a broad set of topics with a common thread: all touched Robert's life.
The Foundation will raise money for charitable causes by hosting concerts, races, and dances. These activities are both SPIRIT-lifting and fund-raising activities. With donations from friends and family, the SPIRIT Foundation gives gifts or grants back to schools and the community.
The Foundation got its start when a group of Robert's friends got together to talk about what they could do. His friends wanted to help somehow. Ask ten people and you get ten answers. But when the people are Robert's friends - all smart and many former Senior Planners - you get en projects!
The result is a year's worth of activities to honor Robert, have fun, raise money, and raise SPIRIT. The SPIRIT Foundation is dedicating the 2010-2011 school year following Robert's death to remember Robert:
These are the recent events:
Recent events (continued):
Coming in the Spring of 2011 will be:
Read more about the Foundation at their webpage (click here). The Foundation is open to ideas and volunteering, and/or suggestions, and anything regarding educational and charitable causes.
What can you do to help?
Remembering Robert is a labor of love. You can help in whatever way is best for you. Help spread positive SPIRIT by helping the Foundation and its initiatives. Here are some ways or contact us to talk more: