Bob Fawcett was born in Saskatoon and remains deeply committed to our community through volunteerism and philanthropy. He leads by example and models and mentors others to understand what a difference one can make by becoming involved. Bob exemplifies the spirit of long service to the community. He has volunteered for many decades with his beloved causes, at every level from flipping hamburgers to coaching minor hockey to being Campaign Chair for the United Way in 2009 and Chair of the RUH Foundation’s annual Celebrity Golf Tournament for three years.
Bob believes that when you are passionate about something you have to step in and do something about it. When his son was 5, attending an annual meeting for minor hockey very quickly led to Bob becoming a key volunteer and member of the executive. This began a 27 year involvement with hockey as a volunteer and fund raiser. Bob understands the important role of building bridges and creating a sense of community. He is well known for strengthening community partnerships among business, labour, individuals and the charitable sector through his decade of volunteer leadership with the United Way of Saskatoon. He rose to the Campaign Chair role in 2009 raising $4. 9 Million, the most in its history, and exceeded the goal by $800,000, the highest percentage increase ever. He was awarded the 2010 WA Milne award by United Way in recognition of this outstanding volunteer commitment.
Bob has been the Chair of the Royal University Hospital Foundation annual Celebrity Golf Tournament for three years and has engaged volunteers, players, sponsors and donors to continue the legacy of this successful tournaments contribution towards healthcare for patients and their families in Saskatchewan. In 2011, he was honored by B’nai Brith in recognition of his involvement with dozens of local charities, community events and organizations as a volunteer, committee member or coach.
In each role in which he has served, he has shown passion, commitment, energy, caring and good fellowship. Congratulations to Bob Fawcett for receiving the 2013 Cornerstone of the Community Award!