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The Big Bill Foundation

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Honoring the memory of Big Bill Robinson, the Big Bill Foundation is striving to bring scholarships to children that have fought the hardest battle.  

Bill Robinson, who partnered with Manatee County in the late 2000s to turn 487 acres of rehabilitated farmland into the hiking trails and mangrove habitats

in northwest Bradenton now known as Robinson Preserve, passed in 2020 following a hard-fought battle with leukemia at the age of 70. 


The Big Bill Foundation was created to honor the legacy of Bill, who loved running, surfing, going for long walks outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Bill was one of the original board members of the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, SANCA, and served as chairman from 2014–18.

He dedicated countless hours of service to make SANCA and Nathan Benderson Park a success.

Bill’s passion for sport, the community and his family was evident to anyone who spent time with him.

Bill Robinson was a great leader and mentor, who had a natural gift to inspire and motivate.


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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Dec 06 CoActiv Physical Therapy Thankyou for having us as sponsor for the Florida Turkey Trot $267.10
Nov 23 Big Bill Foundation $43.45
Nov 22 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Nov 22 Damon Garrett Undisclosed amount
Nov 22 Chelsie Nelson $6.18
Nov 20 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Nov 20 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Nov 20 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Nov 20 Alexis Gay $6.18
Nov 20 Evan O’Brien $11.50