History

The McIntire Investment Institute was founded by McIntire alumnus (Class of ‘85) John Griffin, President of Blue Ridge Capital. Mr. Griffin donated one million dollars to the University in 1993, $575,000 of which was earmarked for a student run investment organization. An initial $100,000 was made available to the students in October of 1994. An additional $200,000 was allocated to the fund in 2000. MII has made three separate donations of earnings in the amounts of $25,000, $50,000, and $75,000 to the McIntire School of Commerce for various School initiatives.