Bob Lombardi Youth Scholarship Fund
The Bob Lombardi Youth Scholarship Fund offers a deserving youth an annual scholarship to the Waukesha YMCA in memory of Bob Lombardi. Bob lived by the Y mission of developing a healthy spirit, mind and body every day.
Bob was born and raised in Waukesha, graduating from Waukesha High School in 1954. As a young boy, he was given a youth membership while his family faced financial struggles. Bob credits then YMCA Executive Director, Sam Lockman and the Y for the help and guidance he received while he was a youth. Through his early connection to the YMCA, Bob volunteered throughout his 80+ years of membership. He participated in Indian Guides with his three sons: David, Greg and Jim. Bob also helped coach Y programs in baseball, basketball and elementary swim competitions.
Investing in Y memberships for his family members had always been a priority for Bob, and he considered it a special opportunity to donate to the Annual Support Campaign, Youth Membership Fund each year.