In Remembrance: Fred Robinette
After a nearly year-long battle with pancreatic and liver cancer, Fred died peacefully on Jan. 25, 2014, at the age of 69.
Fred was unforgettable. His remarkable energy and optimistic attitude seemed boundless, and the appreciation he expressed for his family, his friends and those he worked with reflected a strong personal faith. As senior director of alumni development, he worked with alumni from all of Wake Forest Baptist’s educational programs and worked closely with leaders from our Medical Alumni Association (MAA). He played a key role in the MAA Leadership Challenge and Match fundraising effort that raised more than $17 million since 2011 for scholarships and priority needs at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. The MAA honored Fred with its Distinguished Service Award last fall.
It was not so much what Fred accomplished, though, but how. You never saw him without a smile, a hearty handshake and an enthusiastic welcome. We miss you, Fred.