By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
12/15/11 – Music does more than enrich our lives. It brings a voice to the voiceless and the opportunity for musicians like Rob Anthony to give back to the world around him.
“My desire has always been to increase appreciation through the power of words and music to those often overlooked.” RA
Anthony’s philanthropic efforts have connected him with amazing people from all walks of life. His humble and dedicated devotion to charities throughout the years has assisted in the successful raising of thousands of much needed funds. Funds, which organizations such as the American Red Cross, Special Olympics of Wisconsin, and the Wounded Warrior Project desperately need in order to continue their efforts.
While Anthony has certainly enjoyed his success as a singer-songwriter, one thing is certain, he hasn’t forgotten his roots. His constant touring, contributions to his community and pure love of music has won fans over and in 2005, 2006 and 2010 they voted him People’s Choice Artist in Northeast Wisconsin presented by WAMI (The Wisconsin Area Music Industry organizations purpose is to educate and recognize the achievements and accomplishments of individuals in the Wisconsin music industry.)
In addition to the intimate connection he has made with fans at live performances, Rob believes in encouraging our youth to follow their dreams. He has shared his entrepreneurial journey with students throughout the area speaking and performing at schools and colleges.
And, it is evident that Anthony is more than an artist for artist’s sake, but a man in pursuit of a life that cultivates, engages, and uplifts those around him.
“We All Need” is dedicated to those who encourage and inspire us to be the best we can be during life’s toughest challenges.
“I was humbled and honored being asked to perform my song “We All Need” opening the 30th Anniversary Special Olympics Games. At this year’s Summer Games Opening Ceremony, Special Olympics Wisconsin is celebrating its ability to reveal the champion in every one of their athletes, coaches, volunteers, staff, Agency Managers, family members and friends. Be a fan www.specialolympicswisconsin.org“ ~ RA
We’re proud to announce a gracious amount of money was raised & sent in addition to the monthly Advance Guard program Rob is enrolled in for the Wounded Warrior Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org
“I can’t thank everyone enough who donated for CD’s & MP3 players this past year. Be proud! Cheers to you all.” ~ RA
Anthony contributed his trucker anthem ‘Down The Road’ & was invited as guest speaker and emcee honoring those who contributed in helping raise over $100,000 with SOWI’s ‘World’s Largest Truck Convoy For Special Olympics’