About the Robinson Foundation
The Robinson Foundation grew out of James and Anna Robinson's love for the land where they lived beside the Middle Patuxent River. In 2003, Mrs. Robinson created a trust to ensure that their beloved woods and the wildlife of Howard County and the Columbia, Maryland, area would be protected and shared with future generations.
The Legacy of Annie and James Robinson
James and Anne Robinson were dedicated to public service. James served in the Maryland National Guard and in the U.S. Army, fighting in Europe during some of the darkest days of World War II. Anne devoted herself to helping less fortunate neighbors through St. Louis Catholic Church and Christian Services of Howard County. Neither came from a wealthy family, and both were hard-working throughout their lives. Private and quiet by nature, they liked nothing better than to share some coffee on their porch and admire the flowers blooming in the surrounding woods. Through the years, those flowers and woods and the wildlife that lived there meant more and more to the Robinsons. When it came time to decide the property's fate, Anne Robinson chose to share it with the community. Her gift represents the generosity anyone can show toward the future.