NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Mason Capital Management
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health, Policy, Religious
OVERVIEW: Michael Martino and family move their philanthropy through the Martino Family Foundation, which gave away around $1.4 million in a recent year. Martino supports his alma mater, Fairfield University. Other interests include health and religious causes.
BACKGROUND: Michael Emil Martino graduated from Fairfield University with a degree in political science in 1985 and earned an MBA in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Martino began his investment career at Oppenheimer & Company where he was responsible for risk arbitrage research. He went on to cofound Mason Capital Management in 2000.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Martino supports his alma mater Fairfield University. Other grantees include Duke University, St. Luke’s School, Inner-City Scholarship Fund, and Boys Town, a “nonprofit providing life-changing care to children, families and communities.”
HEALTH: Martino's health philanthropy through his foundation appears to focus on cancer, and he supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and American Cancer Society.
POLICY: Grantees include American Enterprise Institute and the Federalist Society.
RELIGIOUS: Martino, via his foundation, has supported St. Aloysius Church, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Francis of Assisi, and Annual Catholic Appeal.
OTHER: Martino directs steady money to Surfers' Environmental Alliance of late.
LOOKING FORWARD: Martino is much engaged in business, but may increase giving in coming years. For now, expect him to stick with his identified interests.
The Martino Family Foundation
329 Mariomi Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840