Robert “Little Man” Fagg
“Little Man’ Fagg has always had a heart for those less fortunate, particularly children who may not experience the joy of the Christmas season. Since 2007, Robert Fagg’s motorcycle club has donated over $200,000, along with countless toys, to the Brighter Christmas Fund. Year after year, the Anderson Toy Parade has served as the fundraising pillar for the Foundation’s effort to brighten the lives of children during the Christmas season.
But long before 2007, ‘Little Man’ spearheaded the Toy Parade in collaboration with the Anderson Independent-Mail, Anderson County Department of Social Services, and the Confederates Motorcycle Club. For many years, the fund paid thousands of dollars in utility bills, purchased clothing, groceries, shoes and even funded emergency housing expenses for families in danger of eviction at Christmas. In 2022, the Brighter Christmas Fund provided gifts to 450 homeless students in Anderson School Districts One, Two, Three, Four and Five.
The Foundation honored Robert on March 5th as the 2022 Rainey Philanthropy Award Recipient. A graduate of Anderson University and Belton-Honea Path High School, ‘Little Man’ is retired from Michelin North America and lives on Lake Secession with his wife, Deborah (Bebe).
The Rainey Award is presented to a philanthropist in the Anderson, Oconee and Pickens County area who has made significant contributions to the betterment of the community by raising awareness for charitable causes, selflessly contributing personal resources, advocating for needs in the community and inspiring others to have the same benevolent spirit. Robert ‘Little Man’ Fagg has demonstrated the positive impact that philanthropy can have upon the lives of others.