An accomplished business executive with over four decades of leadership experience, Robert Tarola serves as the president of Right Advisory, LLC. In addition to his work at the Washington, DC-based firm, Robert Tarola serves the American Kidney Fund as chairman of the board of trustees.
Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with kidney disease, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) oversees a variety of education, research, advocacy, and support programs. In order to continue its work, the organization relies on money raised through donations and fundraising activities. Each year, the AKF holds several events, including The Hope Affair, its annual national gala.
Launched over nine years ago, The Hope Affair brings together policymakers, patients, and health advocates to raise funds and celebrate inspirational individuals who are fighting kidney disease. On October 4, 2017, the AKF held its ninth annual national gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.
At the event, the AKF and its supporters recognized three honorees, including Justin Condon, the recipient of the 2017 KIDNEYNATION Award of Excellence. The other two special guests were Luis Matos, the 2017 AKF Hero of Hope, and Skyler Moats, the 2017 Calendar Kid Cover Artist. In addition to celebrating the three honorees, the event raised $33,000 for the AKF Disaster Relief Program, which assists dialysis patients following natural disasters.