In difficult times when people need help Nabors Industries CEO and Newark, New Jersey native Tony Petrello has shown time and again he is someone people can turn to for help. Petrello grew up in a community where people worked hard and helped each other to make it. That type of upbringing has made him a caring and compassionate man. And today he shows his compassion for people in need in many and diverse ways. He is always willing to make generous donations and give of his time to help improve the quality of life for people facing by challenges. Tony Petrello’s natural inclination is to show people love.
CEO Tony Petrello’s kind and generous nature was made manifest when the people of Houston, Texas were forced to grapple with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey. The first thing Petrello did was volunteer the use of the Nabors Industries cooking facilities and dining areas to prepare and serve hot meals three times a day for displaced people and workers helping to rebuild the city. He also donated $175,000 and allowed Nabors Industries employees impacted by the storm and involved with clean-up and rebuilding efforts to have paid vacation time. Tony Petrello also matched the $173,000 in donations the employees had raised for disaster relief.
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The work Tony Petrello has done with the Texas Children’s Hospital is another example of how generous and compassionate he is. While dealing with the sorrow and heartache of his newborn daughter Carena being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Tony Petrello gave the hospital $7 million to begin building a facility for the research and treatment of children suffering with neurological problems. Tony Petrello also worked day after day to ensure the Texas Children’s Hospital would have the more than $200 million they needed to complete the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. The facility is now one of the best in the world.
The death of internationally-known mathematician and Yale professor Serge Lang was another instance when Tony Petrello showed what a caring individual he is. Having studied under and been mentored by Professor Lang while at Yale, Petrello gave the university $150,000 to set up a scholarship fund in Lang’s name. Petrello also gave $150,000 in matching funds to ensure the scholarship honoring Professor Lang would have as much impact as possible. Now, talented math students of limited means can attend Yale using the scholarship.
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