INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Mr. Mark A. Robbins has been hired as vice president of the Legacy Fund, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation. Formerly the director of development at Ball State University, Robbins began with Legacy Fund on April 25, 2011, and will provide additional development support for the Hamilton County-based community foundation.
Prior to Legacy Fund, Robbins oversaw fundraising for 20 departments while at Ball State and was responsible for $13 million in assets in his previous role as president of the BBC Foundation, a faith-based foundation located in Pennsylvania. He also served as the executive director of communications for the Baptist Bible College and Seminary, and holds CPA and CFRM (Certificate in Fund Raising Management from IUPUI’s Center on Philanthropy) accreditation. Robbins graduated from Purdue University in 1994 with a B.S. in Management and Accounting and earned a Master of Ministry from Baptist Bible Seminary in 2004. Born in 1971, Robbins is a native of Greenfield, Indiana, is married and has three daughters.
“We are very excited to have Mark join Legacy Fund,” said Brian Payne, president and CEO of Central Indiana Community Foundation. “His development, organizational and leadership skills are all tremendous assets, and will help us fulfill our mission of building a better central Indiana.”
According to Payne, Robbins joins Terry Anker, recently named Legacy Fund president, in the foundation’s development efforts, and will be responsible for growing Legacy Fund, originally established in 1991, from $40 million to $75 million by 2013.