Pillar Nonprofit board executive Finalist
Robert Click’s caring spirit was apparent at a very young age. As a child, he would often ask his parents for money. When they asked him what he did with it, he would respond, “I gave it to someone who needed it.”
His kindness and compassion didn’t stop with monetary gifts. Whenever he saw or learned of someone in need, he would do whatever he could to help.
This philanthropic mindset didn’t stop as Click reached adulthood. Both Click’s father and mother were diagnosed with cancer, and because of his personal experiences and general giving nature, he became involved with the Columbus Cancer Clinic, a nonprofit agency that supports those affected by cancer and conducts cancer screens, joining the board in 1989.
When the organization merged with LifeCare Alliance, a nonprofit organization that provides health and nutrition services to older adults and chronically ill or home-bound residents of Central Ohio, in 2005, he helped lead both organizations and eventually became a member of LifeCare Alliance’s board.
Today, seven years after the merger, both organizations are thriving. The Columbus Cancer Clinic is seeing more patients than ever and provides services to clients in 33 Ohio counties. LifeCare serves 15,000 clients who depend on life-saving services such as Meals on Wheels, visiting nurses and wellness centers.
In addition to his role as immediate past chair, Click freely shares his time and expertise as a member of LifeCare Alliance’s building, compensation, executive, marketing, pension and strategic planning committees. He is also a senior managing partner at CB Richard Ellis.