Author and entrepreneur Frank J. Hanna will give a talk entitled “Defending the Faith, Defending the Word of God” to the students and faculty of Christendom College on Monday, September 27, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.

Hanna2007-Head-shot-1Hanna is the CEO of Hanna Capital in Atlanta, Georgia. He invests as a merchant banker in financial service opportunities, and has started and sold a number of businesses over the last twenty years. Prior to going into the investment business, he was a corporate attorney.

Hanna has been involved in education for the last 26 years, being instrumental in the foundation of three Catholic schools in Atlanta. Two of those schools have been recognized as among the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the Country.

He has been a frequent speaker to various groups and mass media regarding the ethics of business. He has often spoken on philanthropy, and has written a best-selling book entitled, What Your Money Means.

During the administration of George W. Bush, Mr. Hanna was appointed and served as the Chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

Hanna is the founder of the Solidarity Association. Of most significance, the Solidarity Association serves as Trustee of the Mater Verbi/Hanna Papyrus Trust, which guards the oldest copy of the Gospel of Luke (and the oldest copy of the Lord’s Prayer) in the world.

In recognition of his charitable efforts, Hanna has received the William B. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, and the David R. Jones Award for Philanthropic Leadership. He is also a Knight of Malta, of the Holy Sepulchre, and a Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of St Gregory.

The talk will be held in the St. Lawrence Commons and is open to the public. A reception will follow the talk in the Chapel Crypt.

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