Robert Howard is the Knights of Columbus Advisor with The Abbate Agency serving brother Knights, their families, and their businesses in Virginia’s Piedmont Region. Parishes and Councils covered include Charlottesville, Warrenton, Culpeper, Crozet, Waynesboro, Lovingston, Madison, Scottsville, Washington and Luray. In this role he educates, counsels and advises brother Knights and their families on the importance of securing their financial future, to help them achieve their financial goals and aspirations.
Robert says “I have been seeking more fulfillment in my work and I am so blessed to have this opportunity to combine my faith, charity, and career all in one. I look forward to helping my fellow knights, their families, and parishioners prepare for their financial futures. And a major reason I am here is because I can and they can feel proud knowing their money is being stewarded faithfully in the Catholic faith by the Knights of Columbus following in Father McGivney’s mission.”
Robert was born in Washington D.C. while both his parents were working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and has lived in Denver, CO, Fairfax, VA, Richmond, VA and is relocating to the Charlottesville area. Robert graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA with a degree in Business/ Economics. Prior to becoming an Advisor, Rob enjoyed a 25 year career in sales helping businesses, government, non-profits, and K-12 schools to solve complex problems so that they could accomplish their business goals and missions to serve.
Robert is proudly married to his wife Jennifer Cunningham and they were married at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Richmond, VA by Father Michael Renninger. Together, they have five beautiful daughters Morgan, Olivia, Caroline, Anna and Catherine. Robert and Jennifer are very grateful that all five daughters experienced and benefited from Catholic education. Jennifer is the Director of Development with The Better Housing Coalition which focuses on improving the critical need of affordable housing as neighborhoods are revitalized and providing mental health and career services.”
Robert’s councils are: 3670, 5561, 6328, 8393, 10760, 11324, 11475, 13860, 14755, 16535.
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Knights of Columbus Abbate Agency
697 Berkmar Cr.
Charlottesville, VA 22901