The Southern Poverty Law Center is deeply saddened today by the loss of longtime donor and board member Andrew Fredman, 58, who recently died.
Fredman held a keen interest in serving the SPLC and made his first contribution in 1988, when he was studying economics at Tulane University. In 2010, he joined SPLC’s board of directors and has for years served on the SPLC’s investment committee.
“We will always remain deeply grateful to Andrew Fredman, who was committed to our fight for equality and justice” said SPLC Interim President and CEO Karen Baynes-Dunning. “Andrew was a beloved member of our community, and through the many ways he contributed to our work helped make a difference in the lives of so many people. He was a part of the SPLC family and will be greatly missed.”
Fredman received an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York City and later was a managing partner and chief investment officer for Fir Tree Partners. Since 2015, he has been a managing partner at IngleSea Capital.
While working in New York City and serving on the SPLC’s board, Fredman also advised a college preparatory school and served on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Tulane. Throughout his career, Fredman remained actively engaged in a variety of philanthropic endeavors.