Frank Holmes is a proud Huron alumnus, Class of 1978. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors, a company that oversees almost $4.3 billion dollars in assets under management, and the Executive Chairman of HIVE Blockchain Technologies, the first cryptocurrency mining company to go public in 2017.
Born in Toronto, ON, Holmes says he was exposed to many different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds as a child. As a result, he says he developed a determination to leverage the capacity he built through U.S. Global Investors to invest in charities that give underserved kids a leg up.
“One acquires an appreciation of diversity and thinking in a liberal arts education,” he said at his 2013 Medal of Distinction ceremony. “That is important because there is no one thought model that really survives for long.”
Giving thanks, giving back and showing gratitude for one’s successes is a way of life for Holmes. He says his contribution to Huron is in thanks for the life he’s earned through hard work and education and is also in recognition of the fact that Huron is committed to educating the next generation of ethical, disciplined and grateful leaders of industry.
“The Huron model of education is needed more than ever before. We, as a society, are at a turning point where we can choose to lead the easy way, or choose to take the longer, harder road of leading with integrity, conviction and fortitude. Huron is teaching the next generation that the more difficult route is the better one not only for the individual, but society as a whole.”