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Citadel News Service
7 Oct 2009

Investment entrepreneur to give Greater Issues address

Foster Friess, a pioneer in growth investing and co-founder of Friess Associates, will give a Greater Issues address at 11 a.m., Oct. 20, in McAlister Field House on The Citadel campus.  The talk, entitled Leadership Challenges of Today’s Economy, is free and open to the public.

Friess, who has been called “one of the last century’s great investors,” co-founded both Friess Associates and The Lynn and Foster Friess Family Foundation with the help of his wife, Lynn.  The Friess’ focus on one-on-one mentoring and target small, entrepreneurial, faith-based urban charities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Wyoming and Arizona. Friess has received several awards including Humanitarian of the Year and the David R. Jones Award for Leadership in Philanthropy for his philanthropic and Christian ministry activities.

Friess Associates is a privately owned investment manager.  It manages the Brandywine Funds family of mutual funds as well as a wide range of separate portfolios for both individual investors and large institutions. 

The Greater Issues Series was founded in 1954 to engage cadets’ interest and knowledge in important topics of the day.  Since it was established, the series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to Charleston and The Citadel.  The Greater Issues Series is made possible by a grant from The Mills B. Lane Memorial Foundation.

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