Robert Hurlbut

Robert Hurlbut

Robert S. “Bob” Hurlbut, Jr. was raised and schooled in Cambridge with the exception of high school years at St. Paul's School, Concord NH [Harvard College AB '59, and, Harvard Graduate School of Education]. He served as an officer in the US Navy in antisubmarine warfare, and later taught history at Newton High School. In 1969 he became headmaster at the Park School in Brookline, thriving on the direct exposure to parents, full budgetary and hiring responsibility, and the opportunity to shape educational policy along with the unique chance to move and completely build a new campus for one of this area's oldest schools. Twenty-five years later he returned to Cambridge and was hired by the Cambridge Community Foundation as Executive Director. Outside of work and enjoying his family (including six grandchildren), he most values his volunteer work with some 3000 volunteers through the Cambridge Senior Volunteer Clearinghouse, which he co-founded in 1994. Bob hosts a program about volunteer opportunities on CCTV's Channel 9 at 4PM on the 4th Friday of each month.