As a key member of VSA’s Philanthropy Practice, Robin Rubin helps educate policymakers about the critical and innovative work foundations are doing across the country, as well as how the tax code effects charitable giving. As part of her work, Robin manages the federal relations strategy for a coalition of over 100 community foundations. Her blend of prior non-profit and campaign experience makes her a powerful advocate for VSA’s clients.
Prior to joining VSA, Robin worked at Jewish Women International (JWI) where she partnered with allied organizations, Congress, and the Administration to advance a robust women's advocacy agenda on issues including domestic violence, gun safety, women's health, and economic security. While at JWI, Robin founded the Brother to Brother program to bring young men and college students to Capitol Hill to lobby for better policies to combat sexual assault on college campuses.
In 2008, Robin joined then Senator Barack Obama's campaign for president, running field operations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, and Florida. After the election, she was appointed Special Assistant to the Agency Review department on the Presidential Transition Team.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Robin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Penn State University.