As NorthPark Center enters its fifth year of celebrating its Ambassador Program—an idea pioneered by Nancy A. Nasher and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman—a spotlight shines on top Dallas influencers and the nonprofits they serve. support. Today we speak with Quincy Robert.
Hand selected for their philanthropic contributions, each one-year Ambassador offers the opportunity to partner with North Park Center and its retailers for various events and initiatives to benefit their respective charities. This year’s ambassadors are linked to a strong commitment to the community. Events that support causes important to them are united in the ultimate spirit of fashion, art and stylish philanthropy.
Today we visit Quincy Roberts, who focuses his charitable efforts on The Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In particular, the Southern Dallas Residency program provides free access to musical instruments and private lessons for children in South Dallas. Roberts notes that the work is transformational, impacting the students it serves, our community as a whole, and the future of classical music. Roberts is from and currently resides in South Dallas and is committed to supporting the DSO’s efforts to make music education easily accessible to interested young students. NorthPark works with the DSO to present a variety of community ensemble concerts throughout the year, culminating in a festive holiday concert.
What are your role models?
Robert: Paul Robeson, Scott Joplin, Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price were all pioneers of opera and classical music. They are my inspirational heroes.
What motivates you ?
Robert: My emotional commitment to personal goals keeps me motivated.
What are two fun facts about you?
Robert: I am a professional opera singer and the owner of the largest dump truck service company in the city of Dallas.
How do you find a moment of balance while doing all this?
Robert: Having a great support team gives me the ability to keep my mind clear, the power to stay focused, and the strength to succeed.
The best advice you’ve ever heard?
Robert: “Do what is right, not what is easy!”
On the importance of giving back.
Robert: I believe giving back creates stronger communities and builds a happier society for all.