Avron Fogelman

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Avron B. Fogelman
Born (1940-03-01)March 1, 1940
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Alma mater Tulane University
University of Memphis School of Law
Occupation businessman, Entrepreneur

Avron B. Fogelman (born March 1, 1940 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American businessman[1] and real estate developer. He was a former part owner of the Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals as well as several Memphis-based sports teams.[2]

Early life[edit]

Fogelman was born to Morris and Mollye Fogelman, members of Memphis, Tennessee's Temple Israel. He attended Memphis City public schools and graduated from Central High School in 1958.[2] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and earned a law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law.[1] While a student at Tulane, Fogelman was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.[3]

Later life[edit]

He was a former part owner of the Kansas City Royals from 1983 to 1991.[2] He also owned the Memphis Chicks,[2] a minor league baseball team, as well as the Memphis Rogues, a professional soccer team, and the Memphis Tams, an American Basketball Association team.

He founded the University of Memphis' Fogelman Scholars Program. The home of Tulane University basketball team is named the Avron B. Fogelman Arena in his honor, after he helped fund its renovation.


In 1987, Fogelman received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Memphis.[4]

The southeastern leg of Interstate 240 is named the Avron Fogelman Expressway.[1]

The religious school at Temple Israel in Memphis is named the Wendy and Avron Fogelman Religious School in honor of Fogelman and his wife.


  1. ^ a b c http://www.mcsk12.net/Hall_of_Fame/Avron_Fogelman.pdf
  2. ^ a b c d Jim Masilak Fogelman boxes up spectacular sports memorabilia archive Commercial Appeal, August 17, 2007 (Accessed November 9, 2009)
  3. ^ Jambalaya Yearbook. New Orleans, LA: Tulane University. 1962. p. 257. 
  4. ^ University of Memphis to Honor Most Distinguished Alumni, Friend at Black Tie Gala University of Memphis, March 28, 2005 (Accessed November 9, 2009)