The Dominic Trionfo Memorial Fund is a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (3). The purpose of this corporation is to keep Dominic's dreams and spirits alive. The corporation is formed for charitable and community purposes to serve the Long Island community. The corporation's purposes will be achieved by promoting and providing water safety, and academic and athletic scholarship opportunities to local students. The corporation will achieve its mission by providing access to water safety information and developing, purchasing, acquiring, maintaining, and distributing water safety equipment, gear, and classes. The corporation will achieve its mission by holding fundraising events through the activities that Dominic loved.
The Monat/Martinelli Family - The Family of Dominic Trionfo
On May 20, 2012, what started out as a beautiful day at the start of the boating season, ended tragically as our 14 year old Dominic finally got the chance to use the family’s jet ski on his own, a feat that he was anticipating since our family had acquired the jet ski two years before. Dominic knew that he needed to get his boater’s license in order to ride on his own. Dom took the required boater safety class after he was eligible at the age of 14 and just couldn’t wait for this day. Tragically his anticipation ended in devastation and he died that fateful day while on his first solo ride on the jet ski.
Dominic played football for Longwood High School and LYSA. He loved the Jets and playing for Longwood. He had a compassionate heart and kind soul. On October 23rd Dominic would have been turning 23. He would have played on the varsity football team and would have graduated at Longwood High School June 2015. The class of 2015 voted for him to receive the senior award, Everyone's Friend.
To honor Dominic and his love of the water, our family has established a not-for-profit organization to promote the importance of boater and water safety on Long Island. Our organization has already distributed over $15,000 in academic and athletic scholarships to the Longwood Community since 2012 and launched a pilot run of our Boater and Water Safety Classroom kit in spring 2017. We created a Boater and Water Safety Activity Book and Classroom Program. It was test piloted at Coram Elementary School in the Longwood School District in May 2017. These past two years in the spring, it was distributed in elementary schools to over 25,000 children on Long Island at no cost to them.
Sandra Martinelli Monat
Lori Martinelli Cebul
Lisa Martinelli Bowman
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board