Robert Kinney '39 awarded Mays Medal at Benjamin Bates Society meeting
E. Robert Kinney ’39, LL.D. ’85, has been awarded Bates’ highest alumni honor, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Medal, for distinguished service to the College and to the larger community worldwide. Kinney, a former CEO of General Mills, received the honor from the Alumni Council Nov. 8 in Minneapolis, at the third gathering of the Benjamin Bates Society, philanthropists who have given $1 million or more in lifetime gifts to the College.
The Benjamin Bates Society recognizes the extraordinary philanthropy and personal commitment of Bates donors who have made the College a primary priority, and includes donors with $1 million or more in lifetime gifts to the College. Membership is the highest distinction conferred upon benefactors of the College and is given in the spirit of Bates’ first benefactor, Benjamin Bates, whose gifts were instrumental in the earliest days of the College.