Robert L.B. Tobin was the benefactor of The Tobin Endowment. Robert’s maternal and paternal families had deep generational ties to San Antonio as business leaders, civic leaders and supporters of the arts. Continuing the legacy of the Tobin family's interests is brightly reflected in The Tobin Endowment’s ongoing philanthropy.
Robert served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the McNay Art Museum and created The Tobin Collection of Theater Arts. Robert had a special love of opera. He also served on the Board of Directors of The Metropolitan Opera in New York, and helped found The Santa Fe Opera. In addition to leading a ground-breaking aerial mapping company founded by his father, he avidly pursued his interests in medical care for the less fortunate, architecture, historic preservation, book collecting, and of course, the visual and performing arts.
The Tobin Endowment is an enduring celebration of Robert’s lifelong generosity, his unwavering dedication to better his community, and his abiding love of the arts.