Jim Frey became president of the Frey Foundation in 2003. The Frey Foundation is a Minneapolis-based family foundation that works with nonprofit partners and civic leaders to strengthen its community, promote self-sufficiency and stimulate creative change which results in improved quality of life for all. The foundation’s principal areas of focus are supportive affordable housing and innovative educational initiatives. Prior to his position at the foundation, Frey served as president of Wabash Capital Management, a Minneapolis-based family office.  Previous to that, he practiced law in Minneapolis.  Frey received his B.A. from Saint John’s University and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. He has been an active member in the community serving on numerous nonprofit boards and advisory committees.


Family Offices and Family Philanthropy

Posted on November 8, 2012 by Anne Etheridge, Craig Muska, Elizabeth “Buffy” Minkin, Jim Frey, Sara Hamilton

As the field of family philanthropy continues to evolve, the options available to families for managing and making the most of their giving are expanding at a rapid pace. One option that a growing number of philanthropic families are considering is the creation of a family office - a private entity that manages the investments and trusts for a single family, while also providing a variety of other personal services, among them philanthropic advising or the housing of a family foundation… Read More