Commitment to Giving Back
At Robards & Stearns, we believe that we have a responsibility to give back to our community.
Mr. Robards coached a nationally ranked AAU basketball team for many years. As part of that he was intimately involved in fund raising projects to facilitate travel for the players to participate in tournaments and give them opportunities they otherwise would not be able to experience. His teams played in tournaments in Hawaii, Florida, California, Nevada and Oregon and one team was able to fund ten players to play in the Copenhagen Invitational Tournament in Denmark where they competed against nine European Nations.
In addition to coaching, Mr. Robards and his family support the Boy Scouts of America, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and various animal shelters/support programs, including the Sacramento SPCA, Carson Animal Shelter and Angels Among Us.
Mr. Stearns has been active in Rotary since 1996 and is currently a member of the Los Gatos Rotary Club. He has been active in the governing of the Club and can be found behind the grill at the annual membership BBQ and the family BBQ or in the kitchen at the CrabFest. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and was awarded Outstanding Rotarian of the Year honors in 2015.
For years, he has been active on the Enterprise Leadership Conference Committee, which he chaired in 2015-2016. This Committee, comprised of members from the Los Gatos Rotary Club, the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club and the San Jose Rotary Club, takes 96 high school juniors for 3 days to Asilomar, California to teach them about business and entrepreneurialship.
In 2018 Mr. Stearns traveled with Rotary to India to participate in a polio vaccination campaign. He administered the polio vaccinations to children in impoverished areas of Agra, India along with over 60 other Rotarians.
Mr. Stearns was a member, and eventually President, of the St. Stephens in the Field Episcopal School, a school sponsored by a church his father founded in the 1970’s. During 2017-2019, Mr. Stearns is a member of the vestry at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga.