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An encounter between the world’s most influential spiritual leader and a world-class entrepreneur was the spark for Legatus’ beginning.  Hours after meeting Pope John Paul II in 1987, the inspiration for Legatus hit Tom Monaghan like a “lightening bolt.”

As founder and owner of Domino’s Pizza and owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball franchise, Tom valued his experience with the Young President’s Organization (YPO).  Tom’s vision was to capture the YPO dynamic for Catholic CEOs and Presidents and their spouses by combining faith, family and business in one package.

That simple but inspired concept is now a reality for thousands of members around the world.  As Founder and Chairman of Ave Maria Foundation and Ave Maria University, Tom still values his Legatus experience every bit as much today as he did when he was first inspired to found the organization almost twenty-five years ago.

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