Just Hope hires Director of Engagement, Bob Hawkes

October 13, 2014

We are pleased to announce the addition of Bob Hawkes to Just Hope International as Director of Engagement! In this role, Bob is responsible for helping more people connect with Just Hope through prayer, volunteerism and the fundraising necessary to support Just Hope’s mission to make an ‘impact that lasts’ in developing nations.

Prior to joining Just Hope, Bob was Executive Director of The Great Commission Foundation and the Planned Giving Team at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ).

Bob’s interest in international work started with a mission trip to Guiyang, China, in 1998, followed by trips to Guatemala, Zimbabwe, Mexico and the Bahamas. Through these trips, he met people who were poor economically but rich spiritually, demonstrated by a strong love of neighbor. Through that shared love, Bob saw great hope in places that most people would have defined as hopeless.

“When you meet people face to face, they are no longer statistics,” he said. “As I traveled the world, I realized that people need help, but not in a ‘drive-by’ sort of way. They want relationships that can empower them, and I find that I benefit from those relationships, too.”

Bob’s background includes more than 10 years as a Certified Financial Planner™ with First Tennessee Bank and Charles Schwab and Co.