Lawrence School ~ Mario Morino
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Venture Philanthropy Partners
Mario Morino is co-founder and chairman of Venture Philanthropy Partners and chairman of the Morino Institute.
career spans more than 40 years as entrepreneur, technologist, and civic and business leader.
also has a long history of civic engagement and philanthropy in the National Capital Region and more recently in Northeast Ohio.
In the early 1970s, Mario
co-founded and helped build the Legent Corporation
, a software and services firm that became a market leader and one of the industry's 10 largest firms by the early 1990s.
retired from the private sector in 1992 and, since then, his
focus has been almost exclusively in the nonprofit sector.
Mario founded the Morino Institute in 1994 to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship, advance a more effective philanthropy, close social divides, and understand the relationship and impact of the Internet on our society.
In 2000, Mario
co-founded Venture Philanthropy Partners
as a philanthropic investment organization that concentrates investments of money, expertise, and contacts to improve the lives and boost the opportunities of children of low-income families in the National Capital Region.
In addition to his roles with Venture Philanthropy Partners and the Morino Institute, Mario serves as a member of the executive advisory board to General Atlantic, LLC, a global growth equity firm and of the board of trustees of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, an honorary trustee of The Brookings Institution, an Emeritus Trustee of Case Western Reserve University, and on the boards of the Lawrence School and Saint Joseph Academy.
He is a special advisor to Echoing Green; a member of the PEACE X PEACE advisory council; a member of the advisory board for the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; and a member of the Board of Governors of the Partnership for Public Service.
also informally advises scores of organizations and individuals across a range of areas.
lives in greater Cleveland, Ohio, with his
wife and three children.