The Solidarity Association is an Association of the Christian Faithful founded by Frank J. Hanna with the approval and guidance of Archbishop John F. Donoghue. The Solidarity Association devotes itself to the causes of Catholic identity, evangelization and education.


About Solidarity


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 J. Hanna III

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 thirty-one 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.

Mr. Hanna has been involved in education for the last 37 years. He has been instrumental in the foundation of thirteen new educational institutions, from preschool through post-secondary. He served as Chair of a Commission on Education Excellence under President George W. Bush.

He has been a frequent speaker to various groups and mass media regarding macroeconomics, education, and philanthropy. He is the author of two best-selling books: What Your Money Means, and A Graduate’s Guide to Life.

He currently serves on and advises the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, both within the Catholic Church, and in the secular world, including EWTN, the Acton Institute, and the American Enterprise Institute.


Archbishop John Francis Donoghue

Archbishop John Francis Donoghue was born in Washington, D.C. on August 9, 1928. Both of his parents were natives of Ireland. He attended St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. He held the academic degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Bachelor of Canon Law and Licentiate of Canon Law. Archbishop Donoghue was ordained to the priesthood in St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington in 1955. He served as assistant pastor in churches in the Maryland area until 1964. After a year of graduate studies in canon law, he joined the staff of the Archdiocesan Chancery (Washington) where he was Chancellor/Vicar-General and served there until his appointment as Bishop of Charlotte. He served, in succession, Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle, William Cardinal Baum, and James Cardinal Hickey. Archbishop Donoghue was ordained bishop in 1984, becoming the second bishop of Charlotte, succeeding Bishop Michael Begley. He was named by Pope John Paul II to head the Archdiocese of Atlanta in August 1993, retired in late 2004, and died in November 2011. Each bishop has a coat-of-arms and a motto. As Archbishop, he chose as his motto: "To live in Christ Jesus."

Frank Hanna's Works


"What Your Money Means provides a refreshing and, in many places, uplifting alternative to the [typical]. Written by a successful financial entrepreneur and prominent philanthropist, it provides readers with powerful insights into thinking about the possession of wealth in a manner consistent with the demands of right reason."
-Samuel Gregg

A Graduate’s Guide to Life

"A Graduate’s Guide to Life: Three Things They Don’t Teach You in College That Could Make All the Difference (Beacon) offers those just getting started in life nuggets of wisdom, drawn from the experience of a successful Catholic entrepreneur and generous philanthropist."
-George Weigel

Frank Hanna Speaks About Catholic Education

Last summer, Frank Hanna, who is the CEO of Hanna Capital, LLC, and has been in venture capital and merchant banking for over two decades, addressed Catholic leaders at the Napa Institute in a talk entitled “Catholic Education in the Next America: Where Do We Go From Here?”

National Catholic Register editor in chief Jeanette De Melo spoke with Hanna, a board member of EWTN and the Napa Institute, about the state of Catholic education and what Catholics can do about it..