The team at Toft Group Executive Search is proud of our engagement with the community.
We feel strongly that we make a positive difference with our work in executive biotech
and healthcare high-tech recruiting, and we also use our talents and time to help
people and organizations who make the world a better place to live.

Toft Group is passionate about making our communities better for everyone.


Toft Group Supports $1 Million Cancer Research Fundraising Effort

Toft Group is a proud sponsor of Luke Timmerman’s Team Kilimanjaro who raised more than $1 Million for cancer research at Fred Hutch. After a successful summit of Mt. Everest, Luke Timmerman has set his sights on Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Formed by biotech executives and investors from around the country, Team Kilimanjaro will travel to Tanzania, Africa this July 2019.

For more information, or to donate: http://engage.fredhutch.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_climb_timmerman

Photo: Toft Group supports friends and Team Kilimanjaro climbers (from left): Laura Shawver, CEO, Synthorx; Daniel Bradbury, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Equillium; and Nancy Hong, Managing Director, River Vest Venture Partners.

Operation for HOPE

Robin Toft and Toft Group are passionate about empowering women not only in the workplace, but in their communities and family life. On July 27, 2019, we are partnering with Operation for HOPE’s Midsummer Afternoon Fundraiser to support families of domestic violence who have courageously left their homes to rebuild their lives in a safe and nurturing environment. Robin is generously donating a 7-night stay at her home in Princeville, Hawaii to their live auction, and Toft Group Vice President, Linda Sierra, serves as a Champion of Hope Ambassador on their fundraising committee. We are proud to partner with this amazing non-profit in San Diego, California, standing behind their mission of awareness, education, advocacy and prevention of domestic violence.

Access Youth Academy

Robin Toft has partnered with Access Youth Academy and donated a year’s tuition to a young woman named Sylvia. Sylvia wrote, “This program has been a blessing to me and I do as much as I can to be involved and give back to not only this program but my community”.

Access Youth Academy was created in 2006 to transform the lives of underserved youth through academic mentorship and urban squash. In a 12-year commitment that begins in 7th grade, Access students embark on a curriculum of intellectual, physical, and social development where academic enrichment, sports training, and financial support combine to help them realize their full potential.

Robin and Toft Group stand and support Access Youth Academy as they are transforming the lives of the next generation.

American Heart Association "Go Red for Women"

Robin Toft and Toft Group support the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign. Cardiovascular diseases continue to be women’s number one health threat. The “Go Red for Women” initiative is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

For many years, Robin has donated major auction items to the American Heart Assocation San Diego’s annual “Go Red for Women” luncheon, and she’s doing so again in 2019. (That’s Robin, to the right, bidding in the auction in 2017.) This event raises significant funds for educational and advocacy programs for women. The luncheon this year takes place on Thursday, February 28 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, with both live and silent auctions, a health expo, breakout sessions, and a fashion show. You can bid on a stay in Robin’s beautiful house in Kauai to help fund these important initiatives!

Robin and Toft Group stand with the American Heart Assocation as they work to provide women with opportunities to prioritize and take charge of their own health, build communities that support and provide access to healthy choices, demand equal access to healthcare for all women and their families, and increase women in STEM in upcoming generations.

American Heart Association San Diego: Go Red for Women fundraising luncheon, February 28

Center for Community Solutions

Toft Group’s president and COO, Ron Giannotti, has been appointed to the board of directors of Center for Community Solutions (CCS), a non-profit organization which provides services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Ron will also be chairman of the fundraising committee for the 50th anniversary of CCS in 2019. CCS is committed to solving the problems of relationship violence and abuse to improve the lives of survivors, and change the social conditions that lead to violence and assault.

The Clearity Foundation "Teal Woman" Celebration for Ovarian Cancer

The Clearity Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting women and families facing ovarian cancer by providing science-based information, tumor testing, and extensive free services. Toft Group, Robin Toft and Linda Sierra helped the foundation to celebrate 10 Years of Hope with theirTeal Woman” fundraising event on September 16, 2018 in San Diego. Robin donated a number of auction items, including a week’s stay at a private home in Kauai, and sponosored the entertainment for the evening, hit singer and ovarian cancer survivor Caly Bevier. Please join us in supporting this extraordinary organization!

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer

Team Toft will once again be participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk to help end breast cancer.  We have participated every year since the company’s founding- this is our ninth year! Participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days, educating tens of thousands of people about breast health and raising funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs with every step. Team Toft has raised over $50,000 to date.

Unfortunately, many people – both men AND women- still die of breast cancer, which is WHY we walk.  Awareness and screening for early detection has changed the course of the disease for many, and this walk does so much to support that work.

LEAD Visionary Awards

Robin Toft is a proud member of the Executive Committee of the LEAD San Diego Board of Directors.

LEAD San Diego is a nonprofit organization which has been dedicated to developing future leaders through relevant programming that informs and inspires leadership for more than 35 years. LEAD educates, connects and engages. The Visionary Awards honor outstanding leaders in our midst and recognize their dedication to improving our region.

Toft Group is also a proud sponsor of the annual LEAD Visionary Awards.

Scripps Hospital Mercy Ball

Robin Toft, founder, President and CEO of Toft Group Executive Search, was co-chair for the 46th Annual Scripps Mercy Ball, which raised over $730,000 for much needed trauma equipment for Scripps Mercy Hospitals in San Diego and Chula Vista.  Robin donated key auction items as well as co-organizing the event. Toft Group helped raise $25,000 for the event.

Mercy Ball net proceeds benefit the Scripps Mercy San Diego Trauma Center’s purchase of an intraoperative CT scanner (iCT) with the remainder of the proceeds going to the Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista Emergency Department capital fund for the Triage Center remodel.