Ernesto Bertarelli ’89 was awarded the Babson Medal in June in Geneva, Switzerland. Bertarelli was given one of the highest honors from the College for his extraordinary entrepreneurial success, and his vision and support for the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship. The medal is bestowed on a graduate or friend of Babson for outstanding achievement and commitment.
In 2014, the Bertarelli Foundation gave a $3 million gift to the College to endow a faculty chair, the Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, and recently contributed to the building of the new Kerry Murphy Healey Park. Former President Healey recently presented the award to Bertarelli, who was inducted into Babson’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs® in 2008.