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McKinney honored for efforts to eliminate discrimination

IL Staff
January 14, 2014
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Attorney and law school benefactor Robert H. McKinney is being honored by the Anti-Defamation League for his work combating discrimination and hate.

The ADL is recognizing McKinney with its Man of Achievement Award which is given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community, justice and equal opportunity for all.

 McKinney is a founding partner of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP in Indianapolis and is the former chairman and CEO of First Indiana Bank. In 2011, he donated $24 million to Indiana University’s Indianapolis law school which was subsequently renamed the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Under his leadership in Washington, effective regulations were enacted in the banking industry to prevent housing discrimination. As CEO of First Indiana Bank as well as in his many civic and political activities and as national chairman of the Sierra Club Foundation, he continued working toward eliminating discrimination throughout the United States.

“The inspirational words of the ADL, ‘to imagine a world without hate,’ fits well with my long-term maxim, ‘doing well by doing good,’” McKinney said. “This motto has served as a beacon for my government service, civic and political activity, and corporate leadership. I am excited and honored to receive this award from such a great institution.”

Michael A. McRobbie is also being honored by the league. McRobbie has championed the university’s expanded international engagement in research and education worldwide. The school is now a national leader in students studying abroad and has one of the country’s largest international student populations.  

McKinney and McRobbie will be formally honored by the ADL in Indianapolis on April 24.
 

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