Ann Robinson, CHPSW '58
During an illustrious career that included stints as an Ivy League Field Hockey head coach and the Vice President of Consumer Affairs for the U.S. Postal Service, Ann McKernan Robinson '58 continuously found ways to contribute leadership and positively transform the culture of her profession. And in the nearly 25 years that have followed since her crowning achievement (developing and implementing an independent measurement of customer service for the Postal Service), Ann has continued to make a profound impact and inspire leadership in the philanthropic world at Temple University.
Crediting the influence of many — such as former Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw, former Field Hockey Head Coach Anne Volp, Professor and Department Chair of Voice and Opera, Christine Anderson, as well as her trusted financial advisor — Ann and late husband Armand chose to generously fund the Armand I. and Ann McKernan Robinson Opera Scholarship Fund, as well as the Ann McKernan Robinson Endowed Field Hockey Fund. After living away from Philadelphia for quite some time prior to the gift, Ann's move to The Watermark in Philadelphia signaled a “fun re—association” with Temple, opening countless doors for meaningful, personalized engagement. Such opportunities included Conwell Society and Acres of Diamonds events, volunteer leadership roles in the Owl Club Executive Board and the Center for the Arts Board of Visitors, as well as attending football, basketball and field hockey home games and the biannual opera productions at the Boyer College of Music and Dance.
"I have pride in knowing I have done something good that will have lasting ramifications even after I'm gone," remarked Ann of her dual philanthropy to Temple University. "Our kids and the following generations of Owls are an important part of our future, so supporting them today and planning for tomorrow is crucial."