The Amrhein Investment Fund was established in 1962 with a gift of $20,000. Mr. and
Mrs. Irving Amrhein generously donated this money for the purpose of establishing an
investment laboratory which students can use to learn about business and investing by
managing a portfolio of stocks and bonds. Income from this endeavor was earmarked for
specific purposes, which supports the learning objectives of the fund. In 1980 the fund
was commingled with the general endowment funds of the College, which meant that
then funds were to be managed in conformity with the long-range goals of the College.
Thus the primary purpose of this fund is to provide a learning experience within the
constraints of maintaining the long-term viability of an endowment fund.
Benefits from Participation:
1. Knowledge of investment theory and practice.
2. Management participation.
3. Active role in investment analysis and decision-making.
4. Familiarity with specific companies and their stock
5. Confidence and skill in formulating, developing, and presenting ideas orally and
6. Knowledge of the mechanics of the stock market and the economy.
7. Improved handling of personal investments.