Founded in 1993, The O’Toole Family Foundation is a national non-profit organization co-chaired by Terry and Polly O’Toole. Grants are made to non-profit organizations focusing on education, health, hunger and food scarcity, and building better communities through the arts, athletics, and media. Since its inception, the Foundation and its affiliates have made more than $25 million in grants to more than 200 non-profit organizations.
From 1993 to Today
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In addition to his work with the foundation, Terry is the Founder and Managing Member at Macanta Investments LLC, a private investment entity. He is also the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Member at Fremont Macanta LLC.
Prior to Macanta, Terry was a Co-Managing Member of Tinicum Capital Partners II LP from 2005 until 2012, when he became the Co-Managing Member of Tinicum LP. Prior to 2005, Terry was a partner at Goldman Sachs and a member of its investment committee; his 21-year career at Goldman Sachs culminated as the Chief Operating Officer of the Principal Investment Area.
Terry received a BS in Economics in 1980 from Villanova University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and an MBA in 1983 from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was named the Henry Ford Scholar as the top student in his class. Terry maintains strong ties with his alma mater, serving on the Board of Trustees at Villanova from 2001 to 2012, including as the Board Chair, and as Co-Chair of Villanova’s $750 million capital campaign that ended in 2019. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science by Villanova in 2017.
He is a currently a member of the Board of Trustees at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and the Board of Governors for the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. In addition to his work with Villanova listed above, he was formerly a member of the Boards of the NJ Pandemic Relief Fund, U.S. Squash, The Pingry School, and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and Chair of the GSB Trust at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He was appointed by Governor Philip Murphy as New Jersey representative on the Board of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum and served from 2018-2022.
Polly O’Toole is Co-Chair and Trustee of The O’Toole Family Foundation. An active philanthropist and social advocate, Polly is passionate about providing opportunities to children, particularly in the greater Newark, New Jersey region. She has served as a Trustee for the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, a member of the New Jersey Governors Board of Overseers, and a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children.
Her volunteer activities have included work with The Pingry School, tutoring inner-city youth with the Street Squash organization, and fundraising for Happiness Unlimited, an organization that specialized in granting wishes to adults with cancer. Polly has also been recognized as a Volunteer of the Year by The Junior League of Short Hills and the Oranges, New Jersey.
Prior to focusing her time on philanthropy and volunteering, Polly worked in Institutional Equity Sales for Kidder, Peabody & Co. She graduated from Rosemont College with a BA in Sociology.
Maggie O’Toole is a Trustee of the O’Toole Family Foundation. She is an interior, set, and event designer based in New York City. In 2011, she received an A.A.S. in Interior Design from Parsons, The New School for Design. Maggie graduated from Princeton University B.A. in Art History and a certificate in Painting in 2009—while at Princeton, she played on the Women’s Varsity Squash Team, which won three consecutive national championships and two Ivy League titles, and she served as a captain her senior year.
Maggie is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ and a member of the Board of Trustees of CitySquash, a not-for-profit after-school enrichment program based in the Bronx and Brooklyn.
Brian O’Toole is a Trustee of the O’Toole Family Foundation. He is an attorney and received his J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law in 2017.
Brian graduated from Dartmouth College as a Government major in 2012 and served as the captain of the Men’s Squash Team his senior year.