ROBERT A. "BOB" PARTON JR.
KIWANIS CLUB OF DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA
KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Robert A. “Bob” Parton Jr. of Hillsboro Beach, FL, was appointed to serve as a trustee of the Kiwanis International Foundation in October 2010. Since that time, he was elected treasurer, president-elect, and president.
Bob joined Kiwanis in April 1980 as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Westside, West Palm Beach, Florida. From his first days as a Kiwanian, he has demonstrated leadership skills with a true servant’s heart.
Bob has served his club, the Florida District and Kiwanis International in numerous positions and has received many recognitions and awards for his leadership. He was distinguished club president, multiple times distinguished club secretary, Kiwanian of the Year three times, outstanding lieutenant governor and twice outstanding district chairman. In 1994-95, Bob served as governor of the Florida District. Bob truly believes in the importance of community service and thus, over the years, he has built many new Kiwanis clubs. In addition to leadership and service, Bob feels mentoring is of the utmost importance and has served as district administrator to both CKI and Key Club. He is proud to be the recipient of the Key Club Key of Honor.
Bob has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach since 2011, while maintaining his original membership in Westside, West Palm Beach.
In 2012, Bob went to the Philippines on a site visit for The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus and witnessed first-hand that donations are being used wisely in some of the world’s most remote areas. He was invited to share his experience at the US Fund for UNICEF’s annual board meeting. Bob returned in 2015, this time to the Philippines South District to witness their recovery from super typhoon Hiawan, where Kiwanians from around the world substantially contributed to their disaster relief.
Bob is a Diamond-level George F. Hixson Fellow, a Charter Walter Zeller Fellow, a Ralph Davis Fellow in the Florida District and a lifetime member of Kiwanis International. Bob and his wife, Past Governor Donna, are Major Donors to The Eliminate Project, and Bob serves on the Lead and Major Gift Committee for The Eliminate Project.
In 2008, Bob retired from Morgan Stanley as a management executive. Throughout his career he has served his community on many boards and continues to do so during his retirement. He has received numerous recognitions and honors for his leadership and community service.
Bob and Donna have a true passion for Kiwanis and have had a lifelong compassion for those less fortunate. They have three grown children and six grandchildren. They adopted their twin grandchildren at birth, who are now almost 7 years old.