Rob Lehr joined GAR Foundation in 2018. As a senior program officer, Rob reviews and evaluates grant inquiries and applications with a focus on the Foundation’s community grantmaking in the areas of basic needs and arts and culture.

He currently serves as a director on the board of ArtsNow, as an ex-officio member of the University of Akron Arts Advancement Council, and on the advisory committee for the Arts/Business pathway for the College & Career Academies at Akron Public Schools. He is also active with the steering committee for the Summit County Continuum of Care, the governance committee for The Fund for Our Economic Future, and with committees for the Immigration Network – Akron. He is a graduate of Leadership Akron Signature Class 38.

Believe it or not: he was awarded a student fellowship to attend one of the world’s largest contemporary art fairs – the Venice Biennale in Italy.