The Solidarity Association is an Association of the Christian Faithful founded by Frank Hanna with the approval and guidance of Archbishop John F. Donoghue.  The Association seeks to strengthen and renew the Church by assisting in critical missions within the Church for which others may not be equipped.  Although the Solidarity Association is best known for its purchase and donation of the Mater Verbi (Bodmer) Papyrus to the Vatican Apostolic Library, it also devotes itself, in particular, to the causes of Catholic education, liturgical renewal, and stewardship.

Frank Hanna

Frank J. Hanna is CEO of Hanna Capital in Atlanta, Georgia.  He invests as a merchant banker in technology and financial services, and has started and sold a number of businesses over the last twenty-five years.  Prior to going into the investment business, he was a corporate attorney.  He is featured in the PBS documentary, The Call of the Entrepreneur.

Frank has been involved in education for the last 32 years, and has been instrumental in the foundation of eight Catholic educational institutions, including four schools in Atlanta. 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, the Catholic University of America, and the Institute for Psychological Sciences, and a member of the Advisory Boards of Seton Education Partners, the Catholic Leadership Institute, the Sanctuary of Culture Foundation, 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. During the administration of George W. Bush, 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 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.