Frank Hanna

Frank Hanna is a merchant banker based in Atlanta, Georgia. Frank has been involved in education for almost 30 years, establishing three new Catholic schools. One of them, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the country. Frank is a frequent speaker on issues of faith, money, and business, and recently published the best-selling book, What Your Money Means, which proposes a new paradigm of philanthropy today. Frank serves as a Knight of Malta and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. He is a board member of the Papal Foundation the Acton Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, the Napa Institute, EWTN, and the Institute for Psychological Sciences, and a member of the Advisory Boards of Heroic Media, Seton Education Partners, the Catholic Leadership Institute, the Vatican Apostolic Library, and the School of Business and Economics of the Catholic University of America. Pope Benedict XVI named Frank a  Knight of the Grand Cross in the Order of St. Gregory. Frank served as co-chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. He is the founder of the Solidarity Association, which has been instrumental in many charitable efforts, foremost of which is its trusteeship of the Mater Verbi/Hanna Papyrus Trust, which guards the oldest copy in the world of the Gospel of Luke and the Lord’s Prayer. Frank Hanna has received the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, and the David R. Jones Award for Philanthropic Leadership.