Ave Maria Mutual Funds Adds Professor Melissa Moschella to Catholic Advisory Board

PLYMOUTH, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ave Maria Mutual Funds announces that Dr. Melissa Moschella has joined
its Catholic Advisory Board. She is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at
The Catholic University of America, where her teaching and research
focus on natural law, bioethics, and the moral and political status of
the family. Beginning this summer, she will be taking a new position as
Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics at Columbia University. She
graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, earned her Licentiate in
Philosophy summa cum laude from the Pontifical University of the Holy
Cross, and received her Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from Princeton
University. Dr. Moschella speaks and writes for both academic and
popular audiences on a variety of contemporary moral issues, including
religious freedom, marriage, parental rights, brain death and the ethics
of assisted reproduction. Her articles have been published in scholarly
journals as well as popular media outlets. The Catholic Advisory Board
is composed of prominent Catholics who provide religious guidance in
accordance with teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Board meets
regularly with the investment adviser (Schwartz Investment Counsel,
Inc.) to review the Funds’ religious standards and criteria. Paul Roney,
Chairman of the Catholic Advisory Board remarked, “Professor Moschella
is a well-respected scholar with expertise in contemporary moral issues
facing society. Given her experience and integrity, we are honored to
have her become a member of the Board.” George P. Schwartz, CFA,
Chairman and CEO of the investment adviser, Schwartz Investment Counsel,
Inc. added, “After the recent passing of Professor Michael Novak, our
long-time friend, theologian and Charter member, we’re blessed to have
Dr. Moschella join the Board. Her strong views on moral and ethical
issues will add a valuable perspective and we look forward to
benefitting from her judgment and counsel.”

About Ave Maria Mutual Funds

Ave Maria Mutual Funds is the largest family of Catholic mutual funds in
the U.S with over $1.7 billion in assets. The five no-load funds invest
in companies that do not violate core values and teachings of the
Catholic Church. Ave Maria Mutual Funds launched its first fund, the Ave
Maria Catholic Values Fund (Ticker: AVEMX), on May 1, 2001. Since then
it has added three additional stock funds and one bond fund. The largest
of the funds is the $913 million Ave Maria Rising Dividend Fund (Ticker:
AVEDX). For more information about Ave Maria Mutual Funds, please call
1-866-AVE-MARIA (866-283-6274) or visit http://avemariafunds.com.

About Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc.

Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc. is a Registered Investment Adviser.
Founded in 1980, the Firm is headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan with a
branch office in Ave Maria, Florida. In managing the Ave Maria Mutual
Funds, investments are made only if companies meet the Funds’ financial
and moral criteria. As such, returns may be lower or higher than if
decisions were based solely on investment considerations. The Funds’
method of security selection may or may not be successful and the Funds
may underperform or outperform the stock market as a whole. All mutual
funds are subject to market risk, including possible loss of principal.
For more information about Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc. please
visit www.schwartzinvest.com.

Request a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks,
fees, expenses and other information that you should read and consider
carefully before investing. The prospectus can be obtained by calling
1-866-283-6274 or it can be viewed at
www.avemariafunds.com.

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Contacts

Ave Maria Mutual Funds
Mike Richter
Director of Marketing
734-455-7810
mjr@schwartzinvest.com