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Mario Morino
Morino Institute


Mario Morino, a former software entrepreneur, is Chairman of the Morino Institute, Chairman of Venture Philanthropy Partners, and a Special Partner at the private equity investment firm General Atlantic Partners. Through the nonprofit Morino Institute, which seeks to harness the power of the Internet and New Economy to advance social change, Mario has launched various pathbreaking ventures: the Potomac KnowledgeWay, an organization that helped to build the National Capital region's potential as a technology power in the global economy; the Netpreneur program, which has helped to catalyze entrepreneurship in the region; the Youth Development Collaborative Pilot, which helped create networked learning centers in low-income neighborhoods of the District of Columbia; the YouthLearn initiative, which provides resources and tools for integrating technology into out-of-school programs; and Venture Philanthropy Partners, an ambitious effort to increase the level and effectiveness of philanthropic giving nationwide.

Mario is a trustee of Case Western Reserve University and a director of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, the Brookings Institution, the National Commission on Entrepreneurship, and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association.

Prior to establishing the Morino Institute, Mario enjoyed a 30-year career in the information technology industry during its developing years. In 1973, he co-founded Morino Associates, a software firm that merged with another firm in 1989 to become LEGENT Corporation. LEGENT was acquired in 1995 in what was then the largest transaction in the computer software and services industry.

Mario is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, a native of Cleveland, OH, and is married with three children.




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