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.