Cheryl began working with Mario Morino
in October 1992, during his "discovery/journey" phase, which led to the Morino Institute's formation in 1994.
Kyle joined MV in 2014 and is responsible for behind-the-scenes administration of project and program initiatives for Mario Morino and the rest of the executive team.
Chairman, Morino Institute
Mario is chairman of the Morino Institute and co-founder of Venture Philanthropy Partners.
career spans more than 45 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 Northeast Ohio.
is the primary author of the book Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity (2011), which is informing efforts in more than 60 countries to increase the impact of nonprofits, foundations, and public-sector entities.
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.
Since then, he
has sought to level the playing field for children of low-income families focusing almost exclusively on economic, social, and educational issues.
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 role with the Morino Institute, he is founding chair and serves as a member of the board of directors of Venture Philanthropy Partners; member of the board of directors of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the advisory board of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Institute; an honorary trustee of The Brookings Institution; an Emeritus Trustee of Case Western Reserve University and member of their Research and Technology Commercialization Visiting Committee; and on the board of the Lawrence School.
Mario has benefited from a 30-year affiliation with the global growth equity firm, General Atlantic LLC; is an advisor to Echoing Green and the Partnership for Public Service; and also informally advises scores of organizations and individuals across a range of areas.
lives in greater Cleveland with his