Rich Anderson serves on the Board of the Family Assistance Foundation as a family survivor. Rich’s daughter, Lauren, survived a plane crash in which 15 people were killed.
After receiving his BA in Industrial Technology, Rich began teaching on Long Island, New York. For 33 years, he taught both junior and high school Technology classes. His love of athletics drew him into coaching, and he coached soccer, baseball, wrestling and basketball throughout his teaching.
After retiring, he relocated to Weaverville, NC, (outside Asheville) with his wife, Marie. He spends much of his time working in his fully-equipped woodworking shop located in his basement, where he builds items for local antique stores and also for his own home.
In his golf community, he is active on the Architectural Review Board, which oversees plans for new construction and renovations. And, of course, he plays as much golf as he possibly can (which is almost every day!).
Rich currently belongs to the Knights of Columbus and the Rotary Club of Asheville, NC. Rich has taken an active role in FAF since its inception because he believes the Foundation has played such an important part in his recovery from the trauma of his daughter Lauren’s aircraft accident. And he always finds time to be a great Pop to Lauren’s two children, Elizabeth and Patrick.