Home Depot co-founder to give free talk at Fairfield University

Kenneth Langone
Kenneth Langone

The co-founder of The Home Depot will give a free talk at Fairfield University on Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Kenneth Langone, a prominent investment banker and philanthropist, will deliver Fairfield University’s annual Charles F. Dolan Lecture at the Quick Center for the Arts. The event is open to the public.

Langone is president and CEO of Invemed Associates, and a frequent guest on national TV business shows. His upcoming talk is entitled, “Investing for the Long Term.”

Contact the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010 to reserve complimentary tickets.

Learn about investing, business trends

Donald E. Gibson, dean of Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business, said attendees “will undoubtedly gain from hearing about how [Langone] judges financial risk, how he chooses people and ideas to invest in, and his ideas about business trends of the future.”

Langone helped co-found The Home Depot in 1978, and was a director and Executive Committee board member at the company for the next 30 years. He has served on the boards of various companies, universities, hospitals and charities.

His current firm, Invemed Associates, specializes in healthcare and high technology companies.

Lectures began in 2001

The Charles F. Dolan Lecture Series was inaugurated in 2001. Past lecturers have included such recognized business leaders as Jeffrey Immelt, Sandy Weill and Jack Welch.

Charles F. Dolan is the founder and chairman of Cablevision Systems Corp.