A long-standing supporter of Kupona Foundation.


Welcome, Bob Schwed

Bob was first introduced to Kupona through our Board Treasurer, Adrian Stewart. Adrian invited Bob to participate in Kupona’s Annual Golf Outing, an event that Bob has attended and supported for the last 4 years, along with his team at WilmerHale, LLP.

“The golf event is really interesting. Adrian created interest in a charity that most people aren’t familiar with, and he was able to accomplish a lot with a group of people who were very serious and very dedicated.”

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Bob practiced law for 40 years, specializing in serving private equity firms and guiding clients through corporate finance transactions and acquisitions. He is an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law, and a recently retired partner at WilmerHale, LLP. Bob’s interest in philanthropy, and particularly healthcare in Africa, was inspired by his family. Both his son and daughter-in-law are doctors who have worked in Africa. Bob also worked with Kupona’s Board Chair, Dr. John Brothers, before they both joined the Kupona team, to build a nonprofit serving underprivileged youth and families in his local community in Brooklyn, NY.

“[Kupona] is dedicated to doing the right things for the right reasons.”

Following his retirement, Bob was eager to apply his professional experience to a good cause, and to be more than just a donor. His prior relationships with our Board members, and his history with Kupona make him an excellent addition to our dedicated team. 

“I didn’t solely join Kupona’s Board to write checks. I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping however I can, and really getting involved.” – Bob Schwed

“We’re delighted to welcome Bob to the Kupona team. His experience serving on the board for a publicly owned company and advising start-up companies and new ventures across sectors make him a strong addition to Kupona’s Board of Directors. We are energized by his enthusiasm to understand our mission, and his eagerness to get involved wherever he can. He is looking forward to visiting our sister organization, CCBRT, in the near future, to support the work we are doing on the ground in Tanzania. We look forward to working closely with him to build a brighter future for the people of Tanzania.” – Abbey Kocan, Executive Director, Kupona Foundation