Robert Hohler, executive director of the Melville Charitable Trust and a founding member of the Board of The Connecticut News Project, publisher of The Mirror, died on June 2, 2011 while hiking with his family in England. He was a civil rights activist who marched on Selma, Ala., with Martin Luther King, then helped produce an acclaimed television history of the movement, “Eyes on the Prize.” As head of the Melville Charitable Trust, he led efforts to combat homelessness and shape public policy. He was the 2009 recipient of the national Grantmaker of the Year Award from the Council on Foundations. He has also headed a consulting company focused on enhancing the effectiveness of non-profits, and he wrote and produced twenty film, radio, and TV programs, among many other endeavors over his long career.
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