Original Levere Challenge Donor – Julius F. “Fritz” Brauner ’62

Julius F. (Fritz) Brauner ’62 has become a Levere Challenge Donor to New York Alpha. Fritz was one of 30 pledges in his class and the first to achieve this honor. He hopes that others will follow his lead.

While at Cornell, Fritz received a BA degree in economics. After Cornell, he attended the Columbia Graduate School of Business, where he received an MBA in 1965. Both of his parents also graduated from Cornell. Julius III received both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in ’31, and his mother, Ruth, was one of the first women architects at Cornell, graduating in ’32.

Following graduation from Columbia, Fritz joined IBM and spent 15 years in a variety of technical and management positions. Then the entrepreneurial bug bit him, and he left IBM to start his own investment advisory firm.

Fritz and his wife, Sue, both work at their firm, the Brauner Company, in Foster City, California, in the Bay area. They reside in Woodside. Fritz is a past president of the Burlingame, California, Rotary Club and has served on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations.

Last fall, Fritz and Sue visited her alma mater, Bucknell University (’74), to attend the fifth anniversary of her induction into the Bucknell Athletic Hall of Fame for her swimming achievements. Fritz then visited Hillcrest and was motivated to become a Levere Challenge Donor in order to help restore Hillcrest to its previous grandeur.

You can reach Fritz by email at jfbrauner@braunercompany.com.