NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Plaza Bank of Commerce, JP DiNapoli Companies
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Arts & Culture, Human Services, Religious
OVERVIEW: J. Philip DiNapoli, his wife Jennifer, and family move their philanthropy through the J. Philip and Jennifer DiNapoli Foundation, which gave away a little under $240,000 in a recent year. The family's philanthropy focuses on the Bay Area, supporting causes including education and the arts.
BACKGROUND: Born and raised in San Jose, Calif., J. Philip DiNapoli graduated from Stanford University and obtained a JD from Santa Clara University. He was the founding chairman of Plaza Bank of Commerce, a successful regional bank which merged in 2001 with Comerica Bank of Detroit. He served on Comerica's Board until 2006 when he left to help start and serve on the Board of Focus Business Bank. DiNapoli is currently a director of JP DiNapoli Companies, a real estate investment, development, and property management organization, focusing on office, R&D, warehouse, and distribution properties.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: DiNapoli supports his alma mater, Stanford University. Much of the family's education support focuses on Bay Area institutions, including Sacred Heart Nativity School, Presentation High School, Notre Dame High School, Bellarmine College Preparatory, and University of California, Berkeley. Parochial schools seem to be of particular interest to this funder. And DiNapoli family members attended Bellarmine College Preparatory. They've also supported Santa Clara County Children's Center.
ARTS & CULTURE: The DiNapolis have been steady patrons of Montalvo Arts Center, where DiNapoli's nephew's wife, Gretchen is a trustee. DiNapoli's nephew Matthew is a Bay Area real estate investor who supports similar organizations, with Gretchen. Philip and Jennifer have supported San Francisco Opera, San Joe Museum of Art, and San Jose's Tech Museum, among others.
HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include Catholic Charities and United Way.
RELIGIOUS: Grantees include Saint Mary’s Church.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the family's giving to continue to track with established interests. Down the line, we'll check in with JP DiNapoli Companies President John DiNapoli, who's also a trustee of the foundation. He's a member of the Urban Land Institute.
J. Philip and Jennifer DiNapoli Foundation
99 Almaden Blvd, No. 565
San Jose, CA 95113