HU Foundation Breakfast to Review and Forecast the Economic Market

The Huntington University Foundation Breakfast Series continues into the new year with an economic review and forecast from Jim O’Donnell on January 9. A familiar face in the Breakfast Series, O’Donnell is the executive-in-residence, emeritus standing at Huntington University and provides an annual review of the economy for the Breakfast Series. This year, he will provide insight into the current market and how it is impacting investments.  

“In almost any area of commerce, we are never so happy as when things we buy are cheaper or on sale — except for our investments,” said O’Donnell.

In 2010, O’Donnell was appointed to the first named faculty chair at Huntington University. In 2012, the Board of Trustees granted him emeritus status in recognition of his 19 years as a faculty member. He continues to speak, write, and travel for the university, as well as many other organizations.

“Jim’s insightful economic review and projections are always one of the most popular programs in our breakfast series,” said Michael Zahn, Huntington University Foundation president.

For more information or to RSVP for the January breakfast, please contact Barb Baker at (260) 359-4069 or You may also RSVP online

The Foundation Breakfast Series is held on the second Wednesday of each month, October through May, and is open to the public. It begins at 7:45 AM in the Habecker Dining Commons and concludes by 9:00 AM. The cost of the breakfast is $10, a portion of which will help support local area students attending HU through the Huntington County Grant. First-time attendees enjoy a complimentary breakfast courtesy of Bailey-Love Mortuary.

Founded in 1938, the Huntington University Foundation exists to support the mission of the university by promoting education and fostering a synergistic relationship between the university and the Huntington County community and surrounding area. Learn more about the foundation’s history and ways to support its goals at