As CEO of Hanna Capital, Frank Hanna has engaged in a wide variety of for-profit investments in the arenas of private equity and venture capital. Frank has devoted considerable time, thought, and energy to the reform of education, the renewal of the Church, and the proper understanding and stewardship of wealth. In particular, Frank has lectured widely about the meaning of wealth as well as our obligations to the less fortunate.
In 2008 he wrote the award-winning book, What Your Money Means (and How to Use it Well) which lays out new paradigms for a fruitful and genuine ethical engagement with wealth. 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 formation of eight Catholic educational institutions, including four schools in Atlanta, having served on the boards of the following: Solidarity School, Holy Spirit College, and Holy Spirit Preparatory School.
Frank has spoken to Catholic leaders at conferences at the Vatican and has often been a featured guest on local and national media programs.
Frank was named a Knight of the Grand Cross in the Order of St. Gregory by Pope Benedict XVI. He serves as a Knight of Malta, as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, and a board member of the Papal Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Napa Institute, EWTN, the Catholic University of America, and the Divine Mercy University.
He is currently on the Advisory Boards of the Catholic Leadership Institute, Seton Education Partners, the Sanctuary of Culture Foundation, and the School of Business and Economics of the Catholic University of America.
Frank supports groups that further the messages of educational and religious liberty that he believes are critical to our future, including the Federalist Society, the Becket Fund, and the Acton Institute.
During the administration of George W. Bush, Frank served as co-chair of a Presidential Commission on Education and oversaw the production and delivery of its report to the President: "From Risk to Opportunity."
Frank is the founder of The Solidarity Association, which has been instrumental in many charitable efforts. Of most significance, The Solidarity Association serves as Trustee of the 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, Frank has received the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, and the David R. Jones Award for Philanthropic Leadership, awarded by the Fund for American Studies.
Frank is also a former Sunday School teacher and has coached Little League soccer and basketball. He received his BBA and JD degrees from the University of Georgia.
Speeches / Videos
- Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship
- Cardinal Newman Society
- Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
- Catholic Leadership Institute
- Catholic University of America
- Divine Mercy University
- Dynamic Catholic Institute
- Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre
- Eternal Word Television Network
- FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)
- Holy Spirit College
- The Ethics and Public Policy Center
- The Federalist Society
- The Hanna (Mater Verbi) Papyrus
- The Order of St. Gregory
- The Papal Foundation
- The Philanthropy Roundtable
- The Pontifical North American College
- The Sanctuary of Culture Foundation
- The School of Business and Economics of the Catholic University of America
- The Solidarity Association