Your financial support of the Robinson High School Foundation (RHSF) is critical to the mission of the organization.

If you would like to be included in the listing below, please purchase your partnerships using the links to the left.

Diamond Knight

Anonymous Family Donation


Platinum Knight

Jim Cornwell - State Farm


Clayton & Mary McNeel


Silver Knight

James & Marcy Baker

Richard & Tracey Miller

Randy & Mary Osiason

Rick & Maggie McClintock

Thomas & Denise Cassedy

Clarke & Laura Hobby

Ed Hoisington & Laurie (McGee) Hoisington - Class of '85

Wendell & Corinne Gaertner

Mark & Trudie Fernandez


Pewter Knight

Stephen & Kim French

Albert & Stephanie Narvades

Ed & Jennifer Carlstedt

Fred & Carrie Werdine

Stephen & Shannon Dann

Larry & Jane Rothschild

Clay & Susan Thompson

Aram & Carla Megerian

Michael & Michelle Verdisco

James & Dawn Granese

Phillip & Joanne Bryant

MIchael & Jill Matthews

Richard & Melissa Renninger

David & Alexis Borucke

Jim & Jennie Warner


White Knight

Greg & Jill Chesney

Jon & Allison Jennewein

Jim & Ann Shaler

Todd & Melanie Atkinson

Mark & Mary McKell

Edward & Aly Peterson

Robert & Angela Weck

Chris & Lauren Smith

Joe & Vicki Weissman

Philip & Jennifer Tuohy

John & Patricia Peeler

Nelson & Teresa Potter

Donald & Denise Heil

Rhonda Kinley

Chuck & Holly Baab

JiJi Kurup & Suja Nair

Ted & Megan Kempton

Warren & Julie Fisher

Ron Salzman & Laura Haubner

Damon & Kristina Andresen

Francesco & Pamela Urso

John & Lauran Willoughby

Rickey & Heather Hunter

Jerry & Diana Yankowitz

John & Patricia DiSilvestri

Lloyd & Kim Sowers

Johnny & Lauren Bush

John & Elinor Boushall

Ray & Courtney Gonzalez



Lee Lowry

Richard & Nancy Chad

Kevin & Ginny Moody

Michael & Tiffany Morgan

Marvin & Cathy Roush

Steve & Elizabeth Hurd

Joe & Daryle Whitaker

Brad & Lynn Bennett

Lan Doan

Mae Phipps

Gordon & Marcia Barnes

Thomas & Rebecca DeBrocke

David & Deborah Presnell

Arthur & Amelia Palaganas

Lance & Marissa Maulsby

Fred & Debra Schrills

Kenneth & Keather Snyder

Duane & Julie Draper

David & Katherine Castro

Joe & Sandy Kirkner

Michael & Susan Williams

Joseph & Pamela Dato

Carey Bond & David Thaxton

Kent Ihrig & Cynthia McClellan

Matthew & Laura Glass

John & Michelle McLaughlin

Martin & Stephanie Orlick

Alan & Dana Ruiz

David & Beth Fontes

Greg & Kamra Hearing

David & Michelle Fair

Brian & G.G. Van Aelst

Mark & Cynthia Shellabarger

Joe & Emily Strickland

Stephen & Mona Cohen

Beth Bennett

Clyde & Kristen Keller


For general donations, please use the link below.  On behalf of the friends, faculty, staff, and especially the students, thank you for your support!


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A Knight in Key West Event Raises Record Funds at Sixth Annual Event


Tampa, Fla. – The Robinson High School Foundation’s sixth annual benefit, A Knight in Key West, was held at the Westshore Yacht Club on October 8.


This year’s sold-out event drew a crowd of more than 300 guests for dinner, entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Guests included parents, alumni, school board members, elected officials and other community leaders. Local television and radio personalities Debra Schrils and Brian Fasulo served as emcees for the live auction, which included bidding for an opportunity to go behind the scenes for a VIP tour at Lowry Park Zoo, a rare opportunity for two Robinson High School culinary students to experience the real life kitchen at Mise en Place through a job shadow day, and luxury suites for Lightning and Rays games. The evening also included remarks from Robinson High School Principal Robert Bhoolai and Foundation President Kim French.


The Robinson High School Foundation estimates that the benefit, along with family and community partnerships, raised approximately $90,000 this year, more than ever before. Over its history, the Robinson High School Foundation has invested more than $340,000 in the RHS school community.


“The funds we raised will go directly to our school to improve our campus and classrooms, enhance Robinson academic and extracurricular programs, and provide faculty and staff grants,” said Benefit Chair James Baker. “We are so thankful for everyone who came together to generously support our amazing high school.”


Robinson High School led the county in 2016 with fifteen National Merit Finalists. The Robinson High School IB Program's IB Diploma Rate has been over 90% each of the last three years, and the Robinson IB Class of 2015 was the only program statewide to achieve a 100% IB Diploma Rate.

Robinson High School 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings:
• 54th on the list of the Best High Schools in Florida (one of the best area public high schools)
• 105th on the list of Best Magnet Schools in America
• 731st out of over 29,000 high schools on the list of the Best High Schools in America



If you have any questions about the benefit, please contact James Baker, 2016 RHS Foundation Benefit Chair at or 813-546-8739 (cell)





"Growing Leaders One Knight at a Time!"


Providing financial and volunteer support for the Robinson High School community and campus


Robinson Rising
Robinson High School, home of the Knights, is a gem in the School District of Hillsborough County. Rising to a prominent position among the top U.S. high schools, Robinson has received A grades from the state of Florida and consistently appears among U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools in Florida and Best Magnet Schools in America.
Founded in 1959, Robinson currently serves more than 1,600 students who strive daily to fulfill the Knights motto, “Pride through Excellence.” Each year our outstanding students earn recognitions in the county, state and nation for their success in academics, athletics and the arts.

Robinson High School’s IB Class of 2015 achieved an unprecedented 100 percent IB Diploma rate, one of only 36 IB programs nationwide and the only one in Florida to achieve this honor.
Robinson High School Foundation History
The Robinson High School Foundation (RHSF) was established in 2010 to provide volunteer and financial support to our school community.  Through the generosity of community partners, alumni, parents, faculty and administrators, the Foundation has raised more than $340,000 to help improve the school community.

RHS Foundation funding has provided or assisted with projects such as:
  • Two electronic marquees and protective covers
  • Award-winning college and career center, The Cube
  • A vibrant faculty grant program
  • Upgraded classroom technology
  • Campus irrigation and landscaping
  •  Audiovisual equipment
  • Gymnasium PA system
  • Assistance for student clubs, band and athletic teams
  • Operating budget assistance for the RHS PTSA
  • Athletic facility improvements
  • Auditorium upgrades (in progress)


Why does RHS need a foundation?

A foundation sets goals and raises funds for improvements that may not be in the school district budget. Teacher grants allow RHS faculty members to pursue classroom improvements, equipment needs, teaching aids and training that may not otherwise be available to them - ultimately benefitting the students. Without assistance from the RHS Foundation, many of these needs may go unmet or come out of the pockets of the teachers.


How can you help?

Support the RHS Foundation by becoming a Community or Family Partner. Attend the Foundation’s annual fundraising event. Volunteer to support the Foundation’s activities. Get involved and help a school that is rising to a higher level of excellence as the best high school in the county.