Bob Fockler

President, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Bob Fockler is President of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, a public foundation which annually assists individuals, families and corporations in making their charitable giving simpler and more powerful. Through the generosity of its donors, the Community Foundation last year granted $163 million to almost 1,900 nonprofit organizations in the Mid-South and throughout the nation. Bob brings to the Community Foundation the financial and managerial expertise gained from a 24-year career in investment banking and organizational experience gained from an equally long record of service in the nonprofit world. Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University.


Community Foundation Spark Session: Community Foundation Business Models for Family Philanthropy (Round 4)

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Debbie Wilkerson, Caroline Kuebler, Bob Fockler, Whitney Hosty, Tony Macklin

This is NCFP’s fourth annual deep dive into how community foundations structure their business models for more intensive services to multi-generation and multi-branch families. Two foundations will serve as case studies, describing how they defined their customer segments, developed their portfolio of programs and services, worked with their board to set goals and success measures, refined their financial model for expanded services, engage advisors, and more. Their presentations will be… Read More