Fred Bentley Awarded 2010 Rhoden Visionary Philanthropist

MARIETTA - Fred Bentley Sr. was honored Monday morning by the Cobb Community Foundation with the 2010 James L. Rhoden, Jr. Visionary Philanthropist award.

"All his life, Fred has been a giver," said Ron Francis, who is chairman of the foundation and president of First Landmark Bank.

Bentley, patriarch of the Bentley, Bentley & Bentley law firm in Marietta, founded the Bentley Rare Books Galleries at Kennesaw State University and donated the materials. He is a graduate of Emory Law School and has practiced law in Marietta since 1948.