Richard H. Driehaus, born and raised in Chicago, is a multi-faceted individual. His business success is enhanced by his many philanthropic efforts in Chicago and around the world.
As founder of Driehaus Capital Management LLC, Mr. Driehaus is sole architect of its highly successful investment style. The firm is guided by his commitment to excellence, and his achievements earned him the honor of being named to Barron’s All-Century Team of All-Stars as one of the 25 most influential mutual fund money managers in the last 100 years.
Recognizing early in his career that giving back to society makes for a fuller life, Mr. Driehaus has focused attention and energy on a wide variety of philanthropy and community service. He does this individually and through the efforts of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trusts.
The annual Richard H. Driehaus prize for classical architecture, through the University of Notre Dame, has honored architects from around the world. The $200,000 prize promotes and encourages the principles of traditional, classical and sustainable architecture and urbanism.
In 2008, Mr. Driehaus completed a five year restoration of the historic Nickerson Mansion, one of the grandest homes built in 19th Century Chicago. It is now a museum filled with period art and decorative objects.
Mr. Driehaus earned his bachelor’s degree in 1965 and his M.B.A. degree in 1970, both from DePaul University. He holds honorary doctorates from DePaul University and St. Xavier University.
A caring and astute philanthropist, Mr. Driehaus’ intelligent generosity has touched and enhanced many lives. He is a champion of the arts and a true civic light.