Remembering Bob Diamond
Robert “Bob” Diamond passed away on June 15, 2016, at the age of 77. He was involved with the Arizona Community Foundation for the past 17 years, serving on the Board of Directors from 1999 to 2012 and continuing to serve on the Investment Committee for the past four years. A third-generation Phoenix native, Bob’s passion for ACF was immediately evident thanks to his dynamic and animated communication style and his devotion to the organization over many years.
Bob was introduced to ACF by his longtime friend and past ACF Chairman Dick Whitney, both graduates of North High School in Phoenix. Upon joining the Board, Bob chaired the Communications Committee and served on the Advancement Committee for five years. He served on and chaired what was then the Governance & Compliance Committee and, once the committee charters were retooled, he continued to chair the Audit & Compliance Committee and served on the new Nominating & Governance Committee. He was an Executive Committee member for five years and served on the CEO Search & Transition Committee led by Bill Hodges, which resulted in ACF’s hiring of Steve Seleznow.
Living most of his adult life in both New York and Arizona, Bob was a trustee for the Heard Museum and was one of the original members of the Trustee Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility at Columbia University. He will forever be counted among those who made a significant impact on the Arizona Community Foundation during a period of great transition and exciting growth. He will be dearly missed.