Robert Toll z”l

Bob first arrived in Otisfield, Maine, as a camper at Camp Powhatan. A few decades later, he purchased the camp property from Dr. Joel Bloom, just in time to grant a ten-year lease of the land to Seeds of Peace founder John Wallach.

His involvement in Seeds of Peace was multifaceted and hands-on; not only did he and his wife Jane Toll serve on the Board of Directors, but one of his children worked as a staff member for four years, and he himself taught boating skills to Seeds.

Robert was Executive Chairman of Toll Brothers, Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cornell University in 1963 and his LLB degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1966. He was a long-time fundraiser for the American Red Cross and now the American Cancer Society.

Robert was on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he established the Albert & Sylvia Toll Scholarship Foundation. He also served on the Boards of Directors of the Cornell Real Estate Council, the Metropolitan Opera, and Beth Shalom Synagogue.

In addition to being dedicated to family, business, and nonprofits, he was an avid skier, tennis player, sailor and golfer.

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“Seeds of Peace is one of the few organizations that will actually make a difference, not just in the Middle East and South Asia, but to the whole world that is impacted by their conflicts.

If you can get a significant number of intelligent young adults to leave their environment, to live together, eat together, and go to conflict resolution sessions to discuss their anger with their enemy, you have a tremendous opportunity to end the conflict.

Those who have graduated the program many years ago are today active within their communities, influencing politics at a high level and making a difference.”