News Our Friend, Charlie van Horne
Date: April 20, 2023
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the recent passing of our dear friend and former partner, Charles H. van Horne. Charlie joined Abbott in 2001 and as Managing Director led the firm’s marketing and client services functions. He also served as a member of Abbott’s investment committee until his retirement at the end of 2018, at which point he remained a trusted Senior Advisor to the firm. His enthusiasm for the business and charismatic personality had an immeasurable impact on Abbott and our culture. Many of the traditions Charlie started during his 17 years with the firm carry on to this day.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Charlie was President of The Roothbert Fund, a private foundation which provides scholarships to students pursuing college and advanced degrees, and Vice President of the Board of Control for The Art Students League of New York. A true renaissance man, Charlie was not just a notable figure in the private equity community, he was also an artist, a collector, and an author. Most importantly, Charlie was a devoted family man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Alexandra, and their two children, Camille and Nicholas.