Long-time HOLA supporter and volunteer Bob Terry first came to HOLA with the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills when they came to deliver dictionaries to our elementary students. He was taken by that experience and years later, he is still actively involved in the organization. He has been mentoring high school seniors for the past three years and can often be seen around the halls offering advice and support to the students. Bob’s goal is to help the students achieve both their education and life goals. Bob has developed strong relationships with his mentees, continuing to work with many of them during college.
Through his support of HOLA, Bob supports families in a variety of ways. He is very passionate about advocating for better education for students and actively informs families of various private education options. He is inspired by the students and staff at HOLA and cherishes the relationships he has built with the youth. HOLA’s class of 2013 even put together a book of “Bob Terryisms” for him, showing their gratitude and appreciation for his support.
While Bob is providing much needed support for HOLA youth, volunteering and giving back to his community is something Bob will always be thankful for. “Several years ago, my wife gave me a Waterford clock inscribed, ‘My greatest achievements are still to be achieved.’ I thought, great, I’m going to make a lot more money. I was wrong. My greatest achievements, besides my son, will be the HOLA students that I am able to help, and for that, I will be eternally grateful to them.”