Robert C. Enlow is the executive director of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation. In January 2009, Robert Enlow assumed the role of President and CEO of the Foundation for Educational Choice, the school choice legacy foundation of Milton and Rose Friedman. Previously, Robert had served as executive director of the Foundation for Educational Choice since late 2004. He joined the Foundation when it first opened in 1996, serving as fundraiser, projects coordinator, and vice president before being named executive director.
Under his leadership, the Foundation has become one of the nation’s leading advocates for school choice, working in dozens of states to advance the issue by disseminating research, sponsoring seminars, undertaking advertising campaigns, organizing community leaders, and providing grants.
He is the co-editor of the book Liberty and Learning, Milton Friedman’s Voucher Idea at Fifty, author of Grading Vouchers, Ranking America’s School Choice Programs, and co-author of School Choice: A Reform that Works and Early School Choice, a chapter in An Education Agenda: Let Parents Choose Their Children’s School. His articles and quotes have appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Arizona Republic, National Review, and USA Today.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Robert lived and worked in England where he served as a Deputy Day Center Manager and Social Worker for St. Botolph's Project, an organization providing rehabilitative care and services to homeless men, women, and families. While in England, he also served on the School Board of two inner-city schools in London, Hillmead Infants and Juniors School, where he chaired the Finance Committee and served on the Building and Curriculum Committees. During his tenure, the success of the schools was nationally recognized in an inspection by Her Majesty's Office of Standards in Education Department (OFSTED).
From 1990-1992, Robert attended Oxford University where he worked on a post-graduate degree in Theology. He received his BA degree from Seattle Pacific University.
Robert has served as Private Sector Chairman of the Education Task Force for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that also recognized him as the Private Sector Member of the Year. He is also a board member of School Choice Ohio and the Economic Club of Indiana, and serves on the Indiana State Advisory Committee for the US Commission on Civil Rights.