Brian D. Robertson
The Brian D. Robertson Foundation supports organizations and causes that were most important to Brian Robertson, including the YMCA Indian Princess/Guide Program, the Solar Foundation, The Montesorri Greenhouse Academy, the Orange County Community Foundation and the American Heart Association.
The Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund was created to introduce students to solar power by having a total of 20,000 solar energy systems installed at K-12 schools across the nation by 2020. The “20/20 Vision of Solar in America”™ will put solar electricity within reach of millions of students across the country – a goal that embodies Brian’s belief that education is critical for developing a green energy economy and strengthening our nation’s future.
Brian Robertson was the Chief Executive Officer at Amonix, Inc., a company specializing in the design and manufacture of utility-scale solar power systems, headquartered in Seal Beach, CA. Brian died in a plane crash on December 22, 2011. He was a successful entrepreneur, dedicated solar pioneer and incredible visionary.
Brian and his wife Eileen and their children Melanie, Brooke and Max, often devoted time and energy to earth-friendly and family-focused activities. The BDR Earth Day Family Fun Run is a community service event celebrating Earth Day in addition to celebrating Brian's legacy and impact on environmental science and technology. All proceeds from the BDR Fun Run will go to the Brian D. Robertson Foundation.