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David Robinson

Hall of Fame center for the NBA San Antonio Spurs and honored philanthropist

Named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, David Robinson led the San Antonio Spurs to the 1999 and 2003 NBA Championship Titles.  Robinson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.

Robinson has raised close to $40 million for The Carver Academy, an independent school designed to serve pre-K through eighth-grade students in San Antonio.  Robinson takes part in the NBA’s “Hoops for Troops” program, a day of activities and events that honor and support the military and their families every Veteran’s Day.  For Veteran’s Day in 2013, Robinson stood with President Obama for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

Robinson was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 1998.  In 2003, the NBA Community Assist Award was renamed the David Robinson Plaque and includes the following inscription, “Following the standard set by NBA Legend David Robinson, who improved the community piece by piece.”

In 2007, David co-founded Admiral Capital Group, a private equity firm that aims to benefit the communities in which it invests.