Anthony Petrello is one of the prominent philanthropists in the United States today. He has spent millions of dollars in supporting various charitable initiatives in his Texas neighborhood as well as his former university, Yale University. The initiative that has made him the talk of the town is the one in which he is supporting the development of a Neurological Research Centre in Texas. The research center is located at the Texas Children’s Hospital. To support its development, Anthony Petrello has donated 5 million dollars.
This cause is personal to him since its success will mean that he will be able to solve one major challenge he has been facing. Anthony Petrello’s daughter, Carena, was born with a neurological condition that has made her life a real struggle. Carena, can hardly feed on his own or feed on solid food, she cannot walk, and she cannot talk. This condition has sent Anthony Petrello has been on a mission to secure treatment for his daughter, but he has not been successful as he would like. The main challenge that he has encountered is lack of sufficient research in the field. Many prominent medical facilities do not have departments that deal with neurological disorders in children.
Anthony Petrello being the proactive person he is known to be, decided not to sit back and watch her daughter’s life and that of many other children become unbearable. As an influential business executive in the United States, he is determined to raise money that will support research work at the neurological center. Anthony Petrello is also mobilizing other people of good will to join him and ensure that this facility is fully developed. The center is to employ specialized medical experts who will conduct the research. He intends to see that thousands of children suffering from this condition get a chance to live like other normal children.
About Anthony Petrello
Anthony Petrello is the chief executive officer of a drilling company known as Nabors Industries. He has worked for this company since 1991. He joined the company after quitting from Baker &McKenzie law firm in New York. He was appointed CEO in 2011.
Anthony was born in Newark town, New Jersey. He schooled at the local public elementary and high schools. He attended Yale University from where he graduated with a bachelor and masters in mathematics. He also joined Harvard University later and graduated with a Juris Doctor. Anthony Petrello is married to Cynthia, and they live in Texas.