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Don Fruge

Fruge has authored multiple books including the Mississippi Wills and Trusts Manual along with its annual supplements and Estate Planning for Retarded Persons and Their Families. He has memberships within the Mississippi Bar and the American Bar Associations, and is a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, serving as past president of the estate and trust section.

Frugé has been a faculty member since the 1970s and currently teaches estate planning.  He is immediate past chairman of the Lamar Order, an organization established by the Law Alumni Chapter to administer substantial gifts for the benefit of the law school.  

Frugé has served in other university capacities including executive director of development, vice chancellor for university affairs, vice chancellor for university advancement and as head golf coach.

He also held a significant 22-year tenure as president and CEO of the University of Mississippi Foundation.  Under his leadership, the Foundation grew from 2,000 annual donors to more than 19,000.  His expertise in the financial market was put to use when the university’s policy on investing endowment funds was developed.

Frugé is currently serving as Chairman of the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation Board of Governors.  When it was known as the Loyalty Foundation, he helped write its charter.