The David and Lucile Packard Foundation remembers the extraordinary life of Robin Chandler Duke, former Trustee of the Foundation who passed away on February 6 at the age of 92. Robin served on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees from 1989 through 2000. Until the end of her life, she campaigned for women’s reproductive rights and was a tireless advocate for improving access to contraception, family planning, education, and health care in the United States and abroad. Her leadership at the Foundation, and at partner organizations including the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, International Planned Parenthood Federation, NARAL, and Population Action International, made remarkable contributions to the advancement of reproductive health services and equality for women and girls everywhere.
The Foundation remembers her resolute dedication to the advancement of women’s rights, and celebrates her legacy that will forever inspire. Recent articles in the New York Times and Washington Post eloquently highlight her life of service.