A number of School of Business students will benefit from a $25,000 scholarship fund recently established by brothers Gene and Rob Frogale, both Mason alumni. The scholarship is made in honor of their late father, William C. Frogale, who played a leadership role at George Mason University during the school’s formative years.
William C. Frogale was a former member of the Mason Board of Visitors and a past president of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.
Frogale accomplished a great deal in his lifetime. He founded Annandale Millwork Corporation of Haymarket in 1952, a business which still thrives today as Annandale Millwork/Allied Systems, headquartered in Chantilly. He started a successful venture in the telecommunications field, invested in real estate, and was an organizer, vice president, and director of Fidelity National Bank.
A Virginia native, Frogale graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1941 and worked for the War Production Board during World War II. After the war he founded the Arlington Woodworking Company, which later became a part of Annandale Millwork.
Frogale was a past president of the George Mason University Foundation and the Annandale Business and Professional Association. He was a past commodore of the Capital Yacht Club and was also a member of the Kenwood Golf and Country Club, the Evergreen Country Club, and the Bankers Club of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
It is a privilege for the School of Business to receive this gift in his honor from his sons, Gene and Rob. Gene earned his Executive MBA from George Mason in 2008. Rob earned his BA at Mason’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1980. They continue their father’s legacy by serving as CEO and CFO of Annandale Millwork and Allied Systems.