2020 Touchstone Lifetime Achievement Winner: Bob Savage Sr.

The Press Club of Toledo is proud to announce that Robert “Bob” Savage Sr. has been awarded our 2020 Touchstone for Lifetime Achievement.

Bob Savage has made countless contributions to our region–in business, in public service, and in philanthropy.

Bob is Chairman Emeritus of Savage and Associates—and previously served as the company’s President and CEO for 28 years. 

He served as a member of Toledo City Council., as well Bob as a Trustee for The University of Toledo for 11 years and The University of Toledo Foundation for more than nine years.

Bob received the highest alumni award from the University of Toledo—The Gold T Award—in 2003, and the College of Business Administration and Innovation Pacemaker Award in 2010. He was the key organizer and leader in developing the Savage and Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement for the University’s College of Business. 

He and his wife Sue were awarded the Outstanding Philanthropists Award presented by the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in 2017.  The AFP cited the Imagination Station, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, and Toledo-area Christ Child Society as but a few of their philanthropic initiatives.

Congratulations to Bob, and thanks for so many years of service to our region.