The Rob Gage Memorial Fund for Wildlife

Rob was best known as a famous Grand Prix show jumping rider and horse trainer.  He was at the top of his sport having competed around the world and winning many Grand Prix and Rider of the Year awards.  He treasured the partnership he had with his horses.

He was also a wonderful coach and teacher.  He was encouraging and just challenging enough.  He loved seeing people and horses succeed, and he always had a kind word for everyone.  He gave his students wings.

His goals in life were simple- he wanted to make life better for people and animals.  Rob loved all animals.  He loved the sea turtles, fish, and manatees we snorkeled with.  He loved the many birds and whales we watched.  He loved the gopher snakes and roadrunners in our yard.  He always said if we ever won the lottery he would start a foundation to help animals.

So Rob, in your memory, here is the Rob Gage Memorial Fund for Wildlife.  I am so grateful for the amazing life we shared together, and I am so grateful for the good, kind, wonderful man you were.  I will always love you with all my heart.

The goal of this fund is to help organizations and projects that benefit wildlife, especially projects that encourage local community involvement and engagement.






Fund Administrators

  • Lauren Craft


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
The Rob Gage Memorial Fund for Wildlife
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

Use credit card by clicking the Donate Now button above.


The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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