We are heartbroken by the loss of a major champion of our Black Hawk College community. Bob Ontiveros, a Black Hawk College alumnus and the founder of Group O, truly invested in human potential by creating opportunities for the college and our students.
“Bob was a wonderful mentor and friend, full of big ideas and dreams for our community,” said Zenaida Landeros, executive director of the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation.
The Ontiveros Family Fund – established by Bob and his wife, Blenda – provided the largest gift in the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation’s 40 years of service. That funding provided essential staffing support for student services and a new men’s and women’s soccer program. Additionally, the fund provides multiple scholarships for our student-athletes, minority students and entering students.
Bob and Blenda’s legacy will live on for generations to come, helping us provide our BHC students the financial support and the college the resources it needs to genuinely impact countless lives throughout our region.
“It was a true honor working alongside and helping make sure those ideas and dreams happened within our QC community,” Landeros said.
“We are lucky to had have such a champion for our community, and his actions will positively impact many and have a ripple effect in our community for years to come.”