Robin Ballantyne MD was a physician, writer, poet, lover of reason and life, and champion of human potential. A man of many and varied interests, Robin’s abiding passion was the love of learning and intellectual growth. He believed young children have unlimited potential that is not nurtured by today’s television society and education system.
To do what he could to promote childhood development, Robin established the Read with Me Foundation at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. Through this foundation, Robin pays the tuition to academic pre-schools for bright youngsters from families with financial need. The Read with Me Foundation is his unending legacy, improving the lives of young children in Reno for generations to come. Through his foundation, one man acting on his best nature changed the world for the better.