The Bob and Lisa Rauf Family
A Commitment to Giving
If you ask them, Bob and Lisa Rauf of Cary, North Carolina will explain that they have always felt a deep commitment to giving. When Bob and Lisa are involved in something with The V Foundation, sooner or later it becomes a family affair. Just ask their three children: Brian, 17, Megan 15 and Sam 13.
With family and friends in the Cary community, the Raufs have helped to plan and organize the Jimmy V Racquets for Research for the past four years. Hosted by Don Johnson, the 2001 men’s double Wimbledon champion and Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, this tournament attracts tennis enthusiasts from around the community for a chance to play with world-class pros.
“The best part about the Racquets for Research is, we are having fun playing tennis, creating more awareness about the great work of The V Foundation, and raising money to find a cure for cancer,” explained Bob.
“Many of our friends and their kids volunteer at the event as well. It’s such a good cause, and we are proud to help. Everyone associated with The Foundation we’ve met truly has a deep passion and desire to finding a cure. It is a contagious attitude, which finds us continuously looking for ways to help,” stated Lisa.
100 percent of the net proceeds from the Racquets for Research event funds cancer research projects in the Triangle.
The Raufs are also members of The V Foundation’s Legacy of Hope Society.