- Toronto, Canada; Florida; Bahahmas
Entrepreneur and Executive
Bobby Genovese's Bio:
An entrepreneur and well-known Canadian philanthropist, Bobby Genovese has more than two decades experience in business, having started his own company at the age of 25.
With a love for adventure and the outdoors, Genovese has partnered with the Department of Environmental Protection as an official concessionaire, overseeing several Florida state parks including, Oleta River State Park, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park.
Bobby Genovese has also turned his attention to humanitarian work, contributing his support to organizations like Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, among others. He has served as the chair of the annual Car and Boat Rally Scavenger Cups event, which was launched in 2007. His efforts have helped raise more than $16 million for Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, advancing its goal of being Canada’s largest and most technologically advanced medical institutions for pediatric cancer research, treatment and care.
The Boat Rally for Kids with Cancer has turned into the event of the summer in Muskoka, Ontario, attracting many celebrities to the cause. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Boat Rally will go towards Camp Oochigeas, a privately funded, volunteer-based organization that provides kids with and affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth in a challenging and fun environment.
The Boat Rally’s sister event, which Genovese has also chaired, is the Car Rally for Kids Scavenger Hunt, described as a high end scavenger hunt meets the “Amazing Race” and featuring celebrity navigators.
When not involved with his businesses or various philanthropic endeavours, Bobby Genovese enjoys living in the Bahamas and traveling and exploring the world with his two children.
Bobby Genovese's Interests & Activities:
An avid equestrian, Bobby Genovese enjoys riding horses, playing polo, traveling the world and spending time with his children.