Robert M. Clements Named Honorary Trustee
Episcopal Celebrated Founders’ Day Tuesday with a special Chapel and Board of Trustees luncheon. Former Board of Trustees Chairman Robert M. Clements was named Honorary Trustee as part of the Founder’s Day celebration.
Rob served on the Board of Trustees for 12 years, from 2004 until 2016. He served as the Board’s chairman for five years, leading Episcopal through its darkest hour in 2012 through its successful completion of the school’s largest ever capital campaign. As a trustee, he served in every possible capacity on every standing committee—advancement, buildings and grounds, finance, trustee, marketing, and executive– as well as the Head of School search committee which brought current Head The Rev. Adam Greene to Episcopal. Rob was also co-chairman of the Building Classroom Excellence Campaign and served on the core committee for the school’s most recent Lead the Way campaign.
Rob’s generosity to Episcopal has been commensurate with his service. He has given to the school at a leadership level for each of the least 15 years and is a member of the 50 by Fifty Society of lifetime leadership donors. His own personal contributions as well as his ability to raise philanthropic support from others have transformed the Episcopal campus.
In addition to all of that, Rob is an Episcopal parent. Three of his four children are Episcopal alumni: Ann ’09, Ross ’14, and Phoebe ’17. The Clements Tennis Center on the Knight Sports Campus honors the Clements family’s involvement in the Episcopal tennis program. For many years, Rob and his wife, Poppy, hosted the tennis end of season banquet as well as celebration dinners after important matches.