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Robert T. Kenney

The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program at the American Savings Foundation is named in memory of our founding chairman, who passed away in 2011. It was Bob Kenney’s vision that led to the creation of the American Savings Foundation. His commitment to helping others will always underscore the work of the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program at the American Savings Foundation.

Bob grew up in Waterbury, the son of immigrants who instilled in their children the values of education and hard work. A scholar and an athlete, Bob returned to his home town after college to raise a family and start his career. He became a leader in the banking industry in Connecticut. From his own experiences he understood the importance of making a college education affordable for the next generations of leaders.

As chairman, president & CEO of American Savings Bank, Bob wanted to build a great community bank, and through the foundation, give back to the communities it served.