Robert T. Kenney '56 & Kathleen Whalen Kenney '58
building for the future
For the past 30 years, Robert T. “Bob” Kenney ’56 has made it his business to buy and restore some of Boston’s oldest buildings, including the one that first housed Boston College on Harrison Avenue nearly 150 years ago. Through his company, Kenney Development Company Inc., he has transfigured empty warehouses and schools into office complexes and retail spaces that have helped revitalize the city.
Kenney’s reverence for the past and vision for the future inspire him to support Boston College, a place he calls “an important institution in the history—and the future—of this city.”
For Kenney and his wife, Kathleen ’58, this support has taken the form of a gift of real estate. They plan to designate the gift to the schools they attended, the Carroll School of Management and the Connell School of Nursing, respectively.
“Boston College has been a big part of our lives, and we’re happy to be able to give something back,” says Kenney. “We’re happy to see the University growing and flourishing and pleased to help support its bright future.”
What will your legacy be? You can make a significant impact on the future of Boston College through a legacy gift to the University, and at the same time, reap substantial benefits such as payments for life and tax savings. To learn more, contact the Office of Gift Planning today.