Robert J. Lind
Robert Jeffery Lind, 62, Raleigh, N.C., a Stevens Point native, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at his home.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Raleigh, N.C.
Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Brown-Wynne at 1701 E. Millbrook Rd in Raleigh.
Condolences may be offered online at www.dignitymemorial.com/brown-wynne-funeral-home-east-millbrook.
Mr. Lind was born March 9, 1953, in Stevens Point, the
youngest of five children of the late Gustave and Mary (Sorenson) Lind. He
graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point in 1971.
He was married to Karen Kozelek June 16, 1973, at St.
Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
He had a long career in broadcasting sales and management,
followed by a career in nonprofit fundraising.
He started in radio ad sales for his uncle at family-owned
WSAU in Wausau, then continued at WTMJ in Milwaukee. He moved into management
with WKSS in Hartford, Conn., followed by stints in Pittsburgh, Pa., New York,
N.Y., Milwaukee, Baltimore, Md., and Raleigh, N.C.
In Baltimore and Raleigh, he served as a vice president of
Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) for more than a decade, overseeing radio
properties in Orlando, Richmond, Baltimore and Raleigh, as well as managing the
Durham Bulls Baseball Club, professional soccer team the Raleigh Flyers, Money
Mailer and other business interests of the company.
During his time with CBC, he started Radiothons at both
WWMX-FM in Baltimore and WRAL-FM in Raleigh. At the time he left CBC, these
Radiothons had raised more than $3 million for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
and Duke Children’s Hospital.
Following his work with CBC, he went to work directly for
Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) where he was president and founder of the
Radiothon division. In his 10 years with CMN he and his team launched hundreds
of Radiothons across the U.S., Canada and around the world. These Radiothons
continue to raise millions of dollars for ill children across the world each
During the past 10-plus years, he and his wife have lived
throughout the country, Sugar Camp, Wis.; West Palm
Beach, Fla.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Raleigh, N.C., while he worked
independently as a consultant to nonprofits that raise money for children’s
hospitals, ALS research, animal cruelty prevention and many other causes.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Karen Lind; two
daughters, Christina (Chris) Overby and Erica (Brian) Winter; four siblings,
Barbara Eskritt, Ron Lind, Dennis Lind and Jerry Lind; and three grandchildren.