Lives in Savannah, GA (the edge of America)
Runs and swims with triathletes in his community but does not compete (no bike)
Attended The Citadel after serving in the US Navy. Recruited to joined Blackbaud in the 1990’s directly out of college when BB had less than 100 employees. Originally working in R&D on Tony Bakker’s old code then in Sales & Marketing. Was a BB customer twice – once in higher education and once in healthcare.
Two favorites – Bob and his wife raised three Eagle Scouts, so Scouting is one and the other is Family Promise. Bob blends his talent for cooking with his passion for food insecurities by preparing meals for families enrolled in a temporary shelter program.
After graduating with a degree in Computer Science, Bob Duckworth began his career at Blackbaud working with nonprofit organizations for 12 years. That eventually led to a position at his alma mater, The Citadel, as the director of development of the School of Business Administration on a $100 million capital campaign.
While enrolled in the Master of Arts in Philanthropy and Development at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and conducting a nation-wide study on best practices of gift tables, Bob made a change from higher education to healthcare philanthropy. In this position, he implemented Sharp Healthcare Foundation’s grateful patient program and served as Southeastern Region AHP Government Relations Chair.
Bob is past president of Savannah Chapter APF and has spoken at two BBCons in United States, one BBCon in Canada on using Raiser’s Edge for Prospect Identification, Moves Management, and Major Donor Pipelines.
Bob is a member of Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Elks and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Bob met his wife, a Clemson graduate and 4th grade teacher, while serving in the United States Navy. Together they raised three Eagle Scouts sons.