Foundation

RICHARD J. TRIFIRO AND ANTHONY G. CAPOBIANCO FOUNDATION

Helping young adults open doors to a brighter future… This is what Richard J. Trifiro was passionate about. It is what motivated him to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged youths by “returning to society,” in part, what he was fortunate enough to acquire in life.

Richard was an extraordinary person. He extended his goodwill to everyone he encountered and was especially dedicated to helping underserved populations of students extend their educations through need-based scholarships. Richard mentored, guided, and supported many students he met through his charitable activities, forming lasting relationships with each. Without question, he came to count every student he helped in life as a member of his family.

In 2000, Atlantic Management, under the direction and management of Anthony G. Capobianco, co-founder of Atlantic Management, founded The Richard J. Trifiro Foundation to honor Richard and carry on his philanthropic mission. The foundation’s goal is to make higher education available to high school seniors who may need financial assistance to attend or remain in college. Scholarship recipients have successfully completed undergraduate degree programs at some of the country’s finest institutions of higher education, including Brown University, University of Connecticut, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.

From 2000 through 2016, Anthony guided the Foundation from an idea to its present robust state. It has awarded hundreds of scholarships, all in loving memory of our dear friend Richard. From 2017 and beyond, scholarships will be awarded in memory of both Richard and Anthony, as the Foundation will continue to grow under the name of the Richard J. Trifiro and Anthony G. Capobianco Foundation.

Atlantic Management is grateful for the support of many devoted contributors who continue to help make Richard’s vision a reality and honor Anthony’s dedicated work. Donations to the Richard J. Trifiro and Anthony G. Capobianco Foundation serve to honor the legacies of these two extraordinary men while benefiting many deserving young people. Please contact Atlantic Management for more detailed information.

I want to fulfill my dream of studying Biology and become a medical doctor.

– Kimberly, Boston English High School Will Attend Brandeis University

Nicole Bula

Nicole graduated from Lowell High School and as a student attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts as a film major, she is the first in her family to go to college. She is also a cross-fit athlete, varsity swim and diver, as well as a slam poet and outdoor adventurer. She loves hands-on volunteer work like helping at food banks and building beds for those in need in her community. With her passion and sense of humor, she enjoys every challenge!

 

Anton Bownes-Ciccarelli

Anton is a 2021 graduate of Natick High School where he was a three-sport varsity athlete and high honor roll student. He is pursuing a degree in business at the University of Miami and minoring in sports management.

 

 

Alex Selvitelli

Alex graduated from Saint Paul Diocesan High School in Worcester, MA. Outside of school, she enjoys playing field hockey and working as a lifeguard. She is thrilled to be attending Emmanuel College.

 

Aidan Hickey

Aidan is a hardworking, determined, and dedicated student. In high school, he earned awards in English, Art, and Drama. He graduated from Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School in 2020 and is attending Emerson College, pursuing his passion for creativity by majoring in Writing, Literature, and Publishing.

 

Olivia Lupisella

Olivia achieved great academic success at Holy Name Central Catholic High School while balancing part time jobs and volunteering. She is majoring in nursing at Fairfield University.

 

Shawn Thornhill

Shawn worked extremely hard at Natick High School balancing academics and athletics. He was able to graduate with strong academic success and a remarkable athletic career. With Shawn’s strong will and determination there is no telling what he can accomplish in the future. He is attending Northeastern University and majoring in civil engineering, propelling him one step closer to his dream of opening his own engineering firm.

 

Vanessa Barreto

Vanessa is a graduate of Natick High School and is now attending UMass Dartmouth in their nursing program. She is also continuing to pursue her love of volleyball at UMass.

Roma Bartel

Roma is a graduate of the Cambridge School of Weston, where she pursued and studied many different mediums within the arts. She was a recipient of a Gold Key Award with the Scholastic Art Awards 2019. She is now attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Toni Sterling

Toni’s dedication, organization, reliability, and strong work ethic enabled her to succeed in her academics as well as her extracurricular activities. During high school, she volunteered at community events as a member of National Honor Society, founded her own Girls in STEM Club, and was senior captain of the Girls Tennis Team. She now attends Drexel University, pursuing a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Jason Goguen

Jason is a proud member of Algonquin Regional High School’s Class of 2019. While at Algonquin, he was inducted into three academic honor societies, played in several of Algonquin’s instrumental ensembles, volunteered with numerous organizations, held two part-time jobs, and maintained an active role in his parish, St. Rose of Lima. He continues his drive toward academic excellence and community involvement at the University of Connecticut as a member of the Honors Program, majoring in Actuarial Science.

Thatcher Schectman

Thatcher’s dedication to his academics is exemplified by his achieving high honors throughout all four years at Natick High School. He demonstrated his caring personality and strong leadership skills through his volunteer projects with the National Honor Society and his involvement with sports outside of school. He intends to major in engineering in the Honors Program at UCONN.

Ryan Flynn

Ryan currently attends Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT where he is involved in community service as well as the men’s club ice hockey team. Ryan is planning to major in Health Administration.

Osher Shimoni

Osher is a leader who enjoys connecting with others and sharing his passions. He achieved excellent grades at Natick High School while devoting much time to extracurricular activities and volunteer work and now attends Bentley University.

Zachary Whitney

Zachary is an athlete, an Eagle Scout, a musician, and much more. He achieved great success at Holy Name Central Catholic High School and now attends American University.

Nicole Yunes Perez

Nikki showed tremendous resilience and determination through her years at Natick High School. She achieved great academic success while participating in a plethora of extra-curricular activities and working several jobs. She continues her studies at UMASS Amherst.

 

Emma McKeown

Emma is an exceptional human being who is dedicated to serving others in her pursuit to enter the medical field. She was a distinguished graduate of Northbridge High School and now attends Worcester State University.

Devon Choi

Devon came to the United States in 2016 and has been responsible for paying all of his living expenses as his parents remain in Hong Kong. He worked hard to meet these responsibilities while maintaining excellent grades at Natick High School. He shows grit and enthusiasm in his endeavors, and he is enrolled in Merrimack College’s accelerated Master’s program in athletic training along with a Bachelor’s in exercise science.

Emily Chalfin

Emily maintained academic success at Natick High School while working several jobs, volunteering, and taking part in many extra-curricular activities. She attends UMASS Amherst studying political science.

Caleigh Donovan

 

Caleigh is a distinguished graduate of Algonquin Regional High School and presently attends Catholic University of America.

Brianna Thornhill

Brianna’s education is marked by steady academic achievement, strong character, and a steadfast commitment to all her activities. She is a caring, dedicated, amicable, determined, and inquisitive person. She attends Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute majoring in architecture.