Don Frugé is chairman and CEO of Frugé Capital Advisors, LLC, an independently registered investment advisory firm. He is also of counsel at the Frugé Law Firm, PLLC, of Oxford.
A 1963 graduate of Meridian High School, Frugé received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Mississippi followed by a Master of Law degree in taxation from New York University in 1971. He joined the law faculty in 1971 and has continued to teach courses in estate planning, taxation and nonprofit organizations.
For 22 years, Frugé oversaw the growth of the University of Mississippi Foundation. During that time the university endowment grew from $8 million in 1984 to over $420 million when he retired in 2006, ranking it 35th nationally in endowment per student at public universities.
Frugé has served the University of Mississippi in a number of capacities, including professor of law, executive director of development, vice chancellor for university affairs, vice chancellor for university advancement, head golf coach and as president and CEO of the University of Mississippi Foundation. He serves as chairman of the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation (2005 to present), a board member of the University of Mississippi Foundation, a member of the Joint Committee on University Investments (1984 to present) and professor emeritus of law.
A member of Phi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Frugé was named Alumnus of the Year, Beta Alpha Psi in 1991 and Law Alumnus of the Year in 2013. Frugé is an Eagle Scout and a former member of the Boy Scout Council.
Frugé and his wife, Mary Ann (BA 66, MA 70), are active members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford.