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Tracy and Rob Lloyd

Rob and Tracy Lloyd like to stay busy both personally and professionally. Although they were Phoenix residents for years, Rob was recently hired to be the CIO for the City of San José, California, and Tracy is a former Probate Court Investigator for Maricopa County Superior Court. They serve on boards for regional and national events and three companies. Added to that, they’ve been active with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Girl Scouts. With all of those responsibilities on their plates, both Rob and Tracy are still active supporters of SARRC.

“I connected with SARRC through Danny [Daniel Openden, SARRC president and CEO] and then Dan [Dan Coleman, SARRC Human Resource Committee chair],” Rob said. “Individually, they shared what the organization was about and what kind of help they were looking for. SARRC requested that I serve on a committee as there was potential for me to provide different perspectives and possibly assist with the growing role of technology for the organization.”

Rob began serving on the Human Resources Committee, which he said, “revealed to me how good the people are who are working for this organization.”

“At every turn, they clearly focused on the best outcomes for individuals with autism, their families, SARRC’s team and employees, and the organization’s partners,” Rob noted. “SARRC lives its values in such a way that you can see why they are so effective.”

This experience inspired Rob and Tracy to incorporate SARRC into their estate-planned giving, joining the Legacy Circle while still busy young professionals.

“The compelling work being done across clinical, counseling, genetic and pharmaceutical approaches show how effective SARRC is and how well it partners with other leading groups,” Rob said of what inspired him to be a part of the Legacy Circle. “Also, the Community Breakfast is as touching and mission-focused an event as you will experience. I was working hard not to simultaneously smile and sob three times… three!”

In addition to exploring their new hometown, both Rob and Tracy keep busy on their various boards, tennis, family hikes, and enjoying the culinary arts as foodies. Rob also plans on staying in touch with SARRC leadership and continuing to assist where he can.

“All of us hope that the legacy of our life amounts to something meaningful and positive,” he said. “I have no doubt that SARRC will turn the gift my wife and I make into something that improves lives, as well as improves the foundation of science and care for diagnoses like autism. Bottom line: We want SARRC’s exceptional people to keep doing the amazing work we continually see them deliver.”

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Legacy Circle member and ensuring the continued vitality and growth of SARRC’s services from one generation to the next, please contact Beth Salazar at [email protected] or 602-340-8717, ext. 1039.