As General Counsel for the Foundation, Robin Barefoot has broad responsibilities and serves a dual role.
As a member of the development team, Robin guides individuals and families in the thoughtful design of charitable funds that have personal significance to them and will make a difference in the community. Robin facilitates gifts of complex assets, such as privately held businesses and real estate. She works with legal, tax and financial professionals when their clients choose to partner with the Foundation for their philanthropy in our region and beyond.
Additionally, Robin leads the policy and governance work of the Foundation, addressing legal and regulatory issues related to charitable gifts and funds, grantmaking, and the tax-exempt status of the Foundation or its supporting organizations.
Robin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her law degree cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She has served as staff attorney for Investors Title Insurance Company and practiced law in the areas of trusts, estates, business entities and real property.
Ways Robin gives back:
- Tithes and service through Duke University Chapel
- Volunteer leadership on behalf of North Carolina Bar Foundation
- One-on-one mentoring of individuals and nonprofit executives