Robin Barefoot

General Counsel

About Robin

As General Counsel for the Foundation, Robin Barefoot has many responsibilities, and serves a dual role.

Robin is a senior member of the development team responsible for gifts into the Foundation and works directly with donors and their professional advisors.  Robin oversees the planning and acceptance of traditional and complex gifts, including gifts of privately held businesses, real estate, restricted securities, and other non-cash assets. She coordinates the activities of the Foundation’s Legacy Society of donors who have promised future gifts to support TCF and the community through estate or financial planning.  Robin’s outreach to legal, accounting, tax and financial professionals promotes philanthropy generally and provides technical assistance in structuring current or deferred gifts to meet the needs of their clients.

Robin also serves a major role in policies for the Foundation, Addressing tax, legal, and regulatory issues related to the activities of the Foundation, including its policies for gifts, funds, grants, planned giving and governance.  Robin coordinates with outside counsel on behalf of the Foundation as needed and serves as primary staff to the TCF Real Estate Foundation, a supporting organization of Triangle Community Foundation.

Robin received her BA from UNC-Chapel Hill and law degree cum laude from NCCU School of Law.  She was admitted to practice in 1985 and has practiced in the areas of trusts and estates, elder law, corporate law, contracts and real property.  She served as staff attorney with Investors Title Insurance Company in their Chapel Hill office from 1989 to 1996.

Robin has served as board chair of the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center in Mebane, NC, and is a past board member of the Durham/Orange Estate Planning Council.  She is active in ministry through Mt. Bethel Presbyterian Church in Durham.

Ways Robin gives back:

  1. Tithing to the church
  2. Consulting on governance matters for a couple of nonprofits
  3. Financial support of NC Therapeutic Riding Center, Mebane NC

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, kindness, and self-control. Against these there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23

Robin’s Hobbies

Bible study