Over the past 25 years Anne Robertson has developed proposals and increasingly effective strategies to obtain revenue for several large non-profits, and socially responsible businesses. Among other duties, she has also chaired major fundraising events for many influential entities, and when combined, has raised well over one million dollars to help their critical efforts.
One of the areas where Anne has concentrated her energy is on the effect that toxic chemicals have on human health, especially the health of our children. Chronic illness and emotional distress among our nation’s youth have increased at an alarming rate during the past 20 years due to such exposure. In that time, illnesses such as autism, asthma, cancers, learning disabilities, diabetes, depression and obesity have skyrocketed, with no end in sight. Having lost several family members to cancer related illnesses, and witnessing the toll that it takes, Anne clearly understands that if this trend continues, our children face a future that could be seriously compromised. It is this concern that has led Anne on a journey of discovery and why she has committed her time, resources and talents to unite a coalition of concerned individuals, organizations, businesses and communities to come together for the sake of our children’s future.
During this time, Anne has become a dedicated advocate of environmentally conscious organizations and serves or has served on the board of several national environmental health organizations, including Healthy Child Healthy World and Mt. Sinai’s Children’s Environmental Health Center. She has also served or serves on the board or advisory board of several other non-profits including Texas Campaign for the Environment, Clean Production Action, the Sustainable Food Center, HealthCode and the Arkansas Fashion Council.
Anne is the great-granddaughter of Richard S. Reynolds, the founder of The Reynolds Metals Corporation and the great, great-grand niece of RJ Reynolds Tobacco. This upbringing has provided a very unique perspective on the power big business can yield in the marketplace. While there are many fantastic examples of corporations being good stewards, she has discovered there is a dark side to companies that operate with impunity toward the health and well-being of the planet and she is dedicated to finding a new, better way for business to operate building innovative collaborations and her other ventures today, and into the future. She is launching a global initiative called Toxic Free Future for Our Children to address our global toxicity crisis and provide holistic solutions.