Michael E. Martino

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.

ISSUES:

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.

CONTACT:

The Martino Family Foundation
329 Mariomi Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840