May 5th, 2022

Clearwell Group Welcomes New Foundation Executive

Clearwell Group, a family office based in Tampa, FL, is pleased to announce the addition of Fritz Kling. A longtime foundation executive, Fritz oversees philanthropy projects at Clearwell Group and the Free Family Foundation, working with clients to help them make impactful charitable investments that advance their altruistic, faith, and tax objectives.  

Fritz Kling started his career by heading a foundation that issued grants to faith-based organizations in more than seventy countries across the world. He then ran a family foundation in the country of Myanmar where he started and grew a robust leadership development program.

Fritz has a JD from the University of Richmond Law School and BA in Political Science and Studio Art from Duke University. He practiced law at the McGuireWoods law firm and created the planned giving program at the University of Richmond. 

Fritz resides in Richmond, Virginia with his college sweetheart Val and holds a close relationship with his three adult children.  He has written, spoken, and mentored on nonprofit management and global trends, including a 2010 book on globalization, The Meeting of the Waters. In addition to founding several charities, he also serves on several boards. He and Val have attended, served, and led at Third Church for years.  When not with his family, Fritz loves to run, go to the gym, draw, flyfish, and spend time with friends. 


We are a family office based in Tampa, FL. The goal of our direct investment effort is to build a family of businesses continuing the legacies started by great family entrepreneurs.
Our principals have over 35 years of investment experience covering hundreds of individual investments in dozens of industries. Clearwell Group makes control and meaningful minority investments in companies located in the southeastern United States with a focus on the state of Florida.
Financial criteria for our investments is as follows:

Industries of particular interest include manufacturing, business services, healthcare, software, and financial services. We work with exceptional, entrepreneurial-minded management teams with a vision for growth. We welcome family businesses into our family and are committed to building lasting, well-capitalized, meaningful businesses and brands.