Arbuckle Award Dinner
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Save the Date
Arbuckle Award Dinner Honoring Robert E. King, MBA '60
Founder: The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED)
Alumni Manager: The Stanford Business School Trust
About Robert E. King
Robert King graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1960, after receiving his BA in Economics from Dartmouth College in 1957. After twelve years with Shearson Hammill in New York and San Francisco, he established his own investment management company, R. Eliot King & Associates. There, he developed a highly successful investment approach, identifying long term investment opportunities by focusing on fundamental change forces at work in the world - political, social, economic, and technological.
Robert King, along with his wife Dorothy King and their family, founded Thrive Foundation for Youth, which focuses on positive youth development. Thrive has developed tools to integrate the social science research they have supported, giving families and youth-serving organizations methods to help young people reach their potential. Their objective is to change the lives of 5 million youth, putting them on a thriving developmental pathway. Thrive is working with a number of major youth organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, YMCA, World Vision, Camp Fire, Girl Scouts, and 4H.
In 2011, The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) was launched with the support of the founding donors, Mr. and Mrs. King. With a background in investment management, Mr. King is focused on results. SEED is designed to promote entrepreneurship in developing economies where extreme poverty exists. The objective is to change lives by helping create and scale businesses.
Mr. King has been active in his support of Stanford University, through the Athletic Department and Business School. He is a past active Elder of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, a past board member of Village Enterprise Fund, and is a Trustee of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.