Wellington, Fla. – Nov. 21, 2017 – The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund is pleased to announce that Bill Rube has been tapped as the organization’s new executive director. Rube, who is well known as an amateur equestrian, horse owner and most recently a powerhouse fundraiser at the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Foundation, will aid the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund in its mission to support meaningful organizations and equestrians in need.
The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund was founded by Lindsay Maxwell in 2016 as a means to formalize her commitment to charitable giving. The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund supports events, organizations and programs that align with Maxwell’s philanthropic priorities and values including improving the lives of children with special needs, enabling access to educational opportunities and providing care, compassion and protection to animals.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund,” commented Rube. “I have spent a good deal of my professional career collecting donations for various organizations and it is very exciting for me to help Lindsay align the charitable fund within the hunter and jumper community.”
Rube has distinguished himself in the equestrian nonprofit community through his role as the fund development director of the USHJA Foundation. During this position, he gained wide notoriety for his commitment to the hunter and jumper industry as well as his spirit for volunteering. As a result, Rube was awarded the USHJA President’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, Rube was named the USHJA Volunteer of the Year and in 2016 he was presented with the Moran Family Excellence Award.
“Bill shares my philanthropic values — from the moment I first met Bill, we immediately clicked in terms of recognizing the opportunity to expand the fund’s impact on a national scale,” said Maxwell. “Bill is also a tried-and-true horseman with an abiding passion to support all levels of our sport. His previous work with the USHJA, including the Emerging Athletes Program, deeply resonated with the fund’s priority to provide access and educational opportunities to the next generation of equestrians. When the fund first started contemplating the relative merits of engaging an executive director, Bill was the first name on our list. I count myself fortunate that the fund and its grantees now share the grace of Bill’s experience, professionalism and passion.
“Bill brings a lifetime’s worth of connections, relationships and friendships to the fund, its partners and grantees,” continued Maxwell. “Already, by virtue of his existing relationships, he has helped foster connections between incredible programs that align perfectly with the fund’s mission and values. I am very excited by what the future portends for the fund under Bill’s leadership.”
Throughout 2017, the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund was the presenting sponsor of the 113th annual Keswick Horse Show, benefiting the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, and the 47th annual Menlo Charity Horse Show, benefiting the Vista Center for the Blind. The fund also participated in the fall championship season as the presenting sponsor of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, benefiting numerous therapeutic riding and equine rescue programs, the title sponsor of the Washington International Horse Show Equitation Finals, benefiting support programs for military families, and the Riders Lounge during the National Horse Show.
“The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund has done an enormous amount of good in the short time since its inception,” said Rube. “I am looking forward to continuing these philanthropic efforts in 2018 and helping Lindsay make even more of a lasting contribution to our equestrian community.”
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