Heather is as genuine as they come, puts on no airs, and makes no pretenses. She’s not afraid to dream big, and her experience and track record hold the promise of enormous gain for those charities fortunate enough to align with her.
Heather (née Lufkins) Robinson is an idea genius with the drive and ingenuity to execute and excel. She’s bold and industrious, and when driven by her passion, nothing can stop her. Her passion happens to be helping people, and she’s had a hand in it her whole life.
She grew up on an Indian Reservation, exposed to poverty and the hardships and stigmas that come with it. Her father was a political leader who lobbied hard to secure grants and much-needed resources for the community. Her mother, also an active humanitarian, was the Vice President of the Bay Mills Community College. Without prompting, Heather shared her parents’ desire to improve the quality of life for their people, so her future was somewhat pre-ordained. She studied Social Services at the very college her mother helped found, and subsequently held several progressive roles within social assistance programs, including the recognized state wide Head Start program, which helps the children of low income families.
Heather later went on to study Business and Marketing at Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business. Wanting to flex her entrepreneurial muscle, she conceived and launched Blue Heron, a successful gallery project, featuring native art and jewelry, to offer natives a place to showcase their work.
Heather’s enviable gift of great ideas and her endless resourcefulness make her visions very clear and immensely achievable.
In 2003, Heather married Clifford Robinson, and welcomed the life of wife and mother, and what seemed like major life changes at the time. After settling in New Jersey with her husband and three children, fate came knocking and Heather saw the great potential her new role carried. By capitalizing on her position and the many charitable opportunities that bestow pro athletes and their spouses, she knew she could achieve bigger things. She needed no coaxing, and quickly immersed herself in the management of all of Clifford’s appearances, tapping into a whole new network of contacts and resources.
She soon found herself fully integrated in charity work again, and has served as a consultant for several non profit organizations, as well as lending her name and expertise on numerous charity events the past several years.