Rob is the President of the McKay Family Foundation, which supports community-based organizations working for long-term social, political, and economic progress. Rob, along with his brother and parents, established the McKay Foundation in 1992 to bring healthcare coverage and a living wage to low-income workers.
Rob’s commitment to funding advocacy work has extended beyond philanthropy to include raising awareness around the issue of greater civic engagement and voter participation. Rob is also the managing partner for the McKay Investment Group, which provides venture capital for early-stage technology and consumer product companies. He serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, including the Ms. Foundation for Women, Salon Media Group, and Mother Jones magazine.
Originally from Orange County, Rob received a B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a Master’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Social and Public Policy.