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Lynchburg Alum Continues Community Service

His hometown newspaper, the Lynchburg News and Advance, featured Washington and Lee alumnus Robin Wood a few weeks back, when he announced he was leaving the board of the YMCA there.

A 1962 graduate of W&L, Robin is an attorney with Edmunds & Williams and has worked with numerous local organizations, ranging from United Way to Legal Aid to the Greater Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce. His efforts for the Y have been particularly impressive — and personal. As he told the News and Advance, he grew up with the Y in Lynchburg, playing basketball and swimming there. The former director of the facility credited Robin and his fund-raising with “almost singlehandedly saving us from bankruptcy back in the mid ’80s.”

A former Atlantic Coast Conference football official, Robin serves as an adjunct professor in the W&L School of Law, where he focuses on Virginia practice and procedure. While he’s stepping down from the Y’s board, he’s just joined the board of the Virginia Legal Aid Society and is serving as the campaign chair for the Academy of Fine Arts.