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Robin Deutsch Edwards

Director of Philanthropic Engagement

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Robin Deutsch Edwards (she/her) is a White, Jewish parent-to-two/aunt-to-five who has been helping purpose-driven organizations, large and small, create and execute powerful communication, engagement and fundraising strategies for more than 20 years. As EmbraceRace’s first-ever Director of Philanthropic Engagement, she helps steward strong relationships with the hundreds of individuals and institutions supporting EmbraceRace’s vision.

After realizing her childhood dream of being a professional mural artist was not likely to happen, Robin pursued a career helping all sorts of organizations effectively tell their story to make our world safer, more sustainable, more accessible, more equitable and more inclusive. Robin earned an MPA in public & nonprofit management from New York University and a BS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment. Learn more about Robin’s professional journey on LinkedIn.

Robin focuses a lot of her time and energy to organizations in Atlanta, land stolen from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She holds board positions supporting Congregation Shearith Israel and Repair the World Atlanta, serves as the ADL No Place For Hate® liaison at her son’s elementary school and is an active volunteer with New American Pathways, Be'chol Lashon and Women On The Rise.

An inspiration:

In all that Robin does with family, as part of the community and in her professional life, she comes back to a central learning from “Pirkei Avot” (part of the Mishnah, the first text of the Jewish oral law): “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.” Robin takes it as her obligation to work toward the world that she wants to see - and that drives where she spends her time, energy, privilege and resources.