In honor of Foster Friess (April 2, 1940 – May 27, 2021), America’s Roundtable Radio is sharing this extraordinary conversation with Foster which was recorded on March 31, 2021 and aired in Michigan/Midwest and the South during the Passover — Easter weekend.
May his memory be a blessing to all.
RIP Foster Friess
Investor and Philanthropist Left a Legacy of Compassion and Commitment to Advancing Conservative Ideas and Timeless Principles
On Thursday, May 27, 2021, America and the world lost a principled leader, a US Army veteran, philanthropist, patriotic figure and a great advocate for freedom and economic opportunity for all. Foster Friess’s generosity, love for his fellow citizens and a humble heart transcended America’s borders and impacted the world through his active role in supporting international humanitarian initiatives.
Foster Friess was known by Wall Street’s giants as a successful investor. To the leading lights on America’s streets, he was a legend, admired for his leadership in advancing conservative ideas, generous giving to a great many causes, and bringing his fellow Americans together from the wide political spectrum to solve the nation’s problems.
Friess’s family shared the following words:
“We are grateful for the wonderful life Foster lived and thankful to the many people who have shared their prayers during his illness. We know many of you mourn with us.”
Foster Friess understood the importance of patriotic service to his nation, and joined the United States Army serving as an intelligence officer for the First Guided Missile Brigade out of El Paso, Texas. Foster retired from the reserves as a Captain.
Foster Friess launched Foster’s Outriders in 2018 with a defined purpose to engage Independents, Democrats and Republicans on issues that Americans agreed upon as foundational, including efforts to advance the principles of free enterprise, limited constitutional government, fiscal responsibility and traditional values.
In 1974, Friess and his wife Lynn launched their own investment management firm, Friess Associates, LLC. At the end of 1985, Friess Associates launched Brandywine Fund to handle smaller investments from family, friends and others drawn to the firm’s research-driven approach. Brandywine Blue Fund followed in 1991.
Foster Friess’s admirable and notable leadership through his philanthropic work supported 800 charities. Foster and Lynn Friess had given away over $500 million to various endeavors and initiatives.
After the taped interview on America’s Roundtable Radio on March 31, 2021, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit shared with Foster Friess that the leadership of the US-based think tank selected Foster and Lynn Friess to commemorate their achievements through the presentation of the Distinguished Leadership Award in Jerusalem, Israel. The Distinguished Leadership Award to be presented was to recognize Foster and Lynn Friess for their extraordinary work in advancing freedom, free enterprise, strengthening the rule of law, promoting accountability and transparency, building a strong civil society through philanthropy and affirming Judeo-Christian values and principles
in America and around the world.
Mr. Friess’s wife of 58 years, Lynnette Estes Friess, survives him, as do their four children, Traci, Stephen, Carrie, and Michael; a brother, Herman; and 15 grandchildren.
Foster Friess’s life and legacy embodied the significance of his love for his country, faith and freedom.
The image shared via social media by his organization Foster’s Outriders relayed the following message, “May our head wrangler Rest In Peace.”
May his memory be a blessing to all.