Anthony Petrello A Man With A Heart Of Giving To Those In Need
Most CEOs are very busy with their schedules because of the high-level responsibilities and duties expected of them by their firms. However, there are those who step out of their busy schedules and make time for their communities.
Tony Petrello, the CEO of Nabors Industries matches this description well. The philanthropic CEO led his team at Nabors by example when Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and Houston communities in 2017.
Tony Petrello showed his compassionate side by taking part in assistance efforts, particularly along the Gulf Coast. Nabors Industries set out a kitchen on the disaster locality cooking hot meals for the locals thrice a day. Tony equaled the works’ $73,622 donation. Giving back to the society is part of his agenda at Nabors, and he can be seen taking part in particular events, community projects, and fundraisers. He even challenges his employees to work out for health and fitness.
His interactions with the community included Texas-like homecoming party to Broadway star Tommy Tune. This party was held at Tony Petrello’s Shadyside estate in the company of his wife, 50 other friends, and the Miller Outdoor Theater advisory board.
Their daughter Carena was born when she was only 24 weeks old, weighing 20 ounces. After birth, she was found ailing from periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), a neurological disorder that affects premature infants due to lack of blood flow or oxygen to the brain. As a result of this, Carena contracted cerebral palsy coupled with other developmental complications. This has led to Tony and his wife’s tireless efforts in the search for medical answers to help find the possible cure for their daughter.
Tony Petrello’s daughter challenges have led them to devote themselves to philanthropic efforts especially to parents of children suffering from neurological disorders. To this cause, they established the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. This was not the only time when Tony was giving. Together with Nabors, they have donated to the Bike MS, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and over $3 million in education scholarships. The donations also include a $7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital in support of medical research for childhood neurological disorders from his Petrello Family Foundation.
Tony Petrello’s quest for intellect in his early life after struggling with money motivated him to work hard, and after studying logic and mathematics, he was awarded a full scholarship at Yale University. Here, he got a chance to work with Serge Lang, a famed mathematical theorist on the number theory. Serge recognized his mental intelligence, something that has impressed his teacher too.