Our Honorary Co-Chairs Bud and Suzanne Baker invite you to join us for our Annual Fundraiser Dinner featuring special guest Robbie Bach, August 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites, 460 N. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem.


Robbie Bach

Mr. Robert J. Bach, also known as Robbie, is a graduate of RJ Reynolds High School. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an MBA from Stanford University. He is the former President of Entertainment and Devices Division of Microsoft Corp. and was responsible for everything from small-business marketing and OEM programs to major product launches and marketing for Microsoft's family of productivity applications. Most recently, Mr. Bach has distinguished himself through service to youth and children. He was chairman of the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club and is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Governors of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. His commitment to youth is inspiring and through regular speaking engagements, he shares a message of hope for youth in local communities and organizations like The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club that serve youth in a nurturing and caring environment.

Before joining Microsoft, Mr. Bach was a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co. In 1988, Mr. Bach joined Microsoft Corp. serving in many capacities throughout his years with the company. He was directly responsible for Xbox and Microsoft Xbox 360 ™. In addition, he oversaw Microsoft's TV platform products for cable and telecom network operators, Microsoft's line of consumer hardware, software and products for Macintosh. Mr. Bach was a past chairman of the Microsoft Giving Campaign, an employee program of community philanthropy.

Your support allows The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs to continue its mission of enabling young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

  • The Salvation Army Clubs offer a safe haven for children after school, during the holidays and in the summer, and serve more than 400 youth ages 5 through 18 at two sites           
  • Provide an affordable option for parents costing less than $9.23 per week for summer and after school care
  • Academic Success Academic Success
  • All members participate in our homework program called Power Hour  
  • 87% of club members maintained a C average or better
  • The Salvation Army Ken Carlson Boys and Girls Club received the Building Bridges Award in 2013. The award is given to the club that has outstanding improvement in scholastic excellence during the school year. Only one club per year receives the award throughout North and South Carolina.
  • For more than 20 years, club members have participated in Career Skills - a program designed to help young people write resumes, look for jobs, learn how to interview and dress for success
  • Three Career Skills participants were honored with a $500 award. The funds can be used to pay for college admission applications, SAT, and ACT tests and AP exams
  • Six Club members have been awarded $1,000 college scholarships for the club in the last six years