Philanthropy in Phocus – Recap & Announcement 4.2.2021

Vibrant… Project Purple

Founded in 2010, Project Purple has become one of the top grossing charities in the pancreatic cancer space in the world. It’s been a leader for the last three years in the NYC Marathon in terms of fundraising, consistently in the top 10 out of 300+ charities. Research portfolio: over 2 million dollars invested since inception. Project Purple has become the nation’s leading provider of patient aid to families fighting pancreatic cancer the last two years. In 2019, they launched the PRECEDE Consortium which will become the world’s largest early detection consortium for high-risk families.

Dino Verrelli was born and raised in Bridgeport Connecticut and has lived in Connecticut the majority of his life. Dino has been at the helm of Project Purple since its inception in 2010 founding the organization and today is the current Chief Executive Officer. He enjoys running, cross-fit and spending time with his family in his free time. Dino received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Roger Williams University in Bristol Rhode Island.

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