Morton H. Fleischer is a financial entrepreneur who has financed or operated a wide range of businesses during his 50-year business career. These businesses include retail sales, land development, cattle ranching, and advising companies and individuals with respect to corporate mergers and acquisitions. Mort’s experience also includes owning and operating a Hispanic radio station, a life-insurance company, and a coal mining company.
Mr. Fleischer and his wife, Donna, have made many philanthropic contributions to the community in which they live. These include the Fleischer Museum, which opened in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1989 and was dedicated to the California School of American Impressionism. From its opening through 2002, the Fleischer Museum offered free admission to all persons and sponsored school trips, making it an art education center for school-aged students.
Another example of the Fleischer’s contributions to the community is the annual Fleischer Scholars Program at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School, which is open to select minority and economically disadvantaged students from across the state. Of those high school students who apply, forty are chosen to participate. While learning business skills and preparing for college, each student is assigned a supervising mentor from the Barrett Honors College at ASU’s Tempe campus.
The Fleischers hope to educate young people about the boundless opportunities and achievements that the United States and its freedoms provide, to ensure that students can add to the impressive legacy of American entrepreneurs.