Karen V. Robinson, 73, a long-time supporter of the YMCA of Silver Spring, passed away on June 12, 2020, after a long illness. Karen was a life-long learner and trier-of-new-things, so it was no surprise to friends and family that after she retired from a career as a human resources professional with the Federal Government, she got involved with the Y, first as a member focused on weight lifting of all things and later as a member of the board. Even as her health declined, she remained a board member emeritus, with Y staff remembering her and her contributions to the organization fondly.
Born in Washington, DC, Karen attended Saint Augustine Catholic Grade School, Immaculate Conception Academy, and graduated from Trinity College. During her 35-year career, Karen held posts in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and in her hometown of Washington, DC. A voracious reader and avid traveler, Karen was interested in the world beyond her immediate environs and loved knowledge just for the sake of it. She particularly supported the Y’s summer camp scholarship programs (and urged her family and friends to do so as well) in order to increase the experiential learning of children who might otherwise not have such options.
Thank you for honoring Karen by supporting one of her favorite charities!
If you prefer to send a check, the family hopes you would choose to send your charitable contribution to the following address:
YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
Memorial Fund c/o Karen Robinson
YMCA Silver Spring
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 240
Washington, DC 20036