Darden’s Legendary Beard Hits the Floor for Charity
The legendarily hirsute Ed Freeman, a faculty member at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, knows a good cause when he sees it. Challenging Darden students, alumni and peers to raise $10,000 for Charlottesville’s Shelter for Help in Emergency, he committed to shave his 28 year-old beard if the amount was met or exceeded. The challenge was reached, and at present, Freeman is sans beard. But not for long – he plans to let it grow back immediately.