Since the startup of the Athletes Without Limits US National Tennis Team, the Fried Family has been a continued supporter of the team both attending and hosting Inas World Tennis events.
Fried Companies, Inc. (FCI) is a real estate development and management firm engaged in the development of residential communities, office complexes, shopping centers and industrial parks. An organization with over forty-five years of experience in real estate, FCI has committed itself to industry leadership as well as to public service and community improvement.
For Mark and Barbara Fried, community commitment extends far beyond business. Both were the first in their families to graduate from college, and over the years, they have devoted significant time and resources to Virginia’s community and state college systems, helping to make education more accessible. They have served under both Democrat and Republican governors to make housing more affordable for all Virginians. The Frieds have served and continue to serve as leaders for dozens of local charitable organizations throughout the state. Among their many personal projects, the Frieds co-founded Innisfree in Albemarle County, a pioneering model where adults with mental disabilities live and work in a village community. Mark and Barbara also established Charlottesville-Albemarle Riding Therapy (CART), a therapeutic horseback riding program for disabled adults and children. In their professional and personal activities, wherever they have lived and worked, the Frieds have strived to make their community a better place to live.