Point 72 Executive Joins Board of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -  The Board of Advisors of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation names Vincent Tortorella, Jr. as its newest member. The mission of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who lost a parent in the line of duty. As a member of the board, Tortorella will foster outreach for the foundation.

Tortorella is the chief surveillance officer of Point72 Asset Management where he created and leads a surveillance unit, utilizing his experience as a former general counsel and his background in law enforcement. Earlier in his career, Tortorella was a trial attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

“As the son of a Korean War veteran, I’m proud to be a part of the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation’s efforts to give educational opportunities to the children of veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Tortorella. “Providing military children with a college education is a small but important way we can all pay tribute to our fallen patriots.” In addition to the board of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Tortorella is also active with the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

Jeanne Melino, executive director of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation added, “In my work with Vinny through the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, he has always been an advocate for the ability of education to transform lives.  Through his role on the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Board, Vinny will further his commitment to honor the children of fallen military members and help them to realize their dreams.”

“We are honored to welcome Vinny as the latest member of our board. Family is a top priority for Vinny and his wife Angie and we have full faith he will help military children achieve their dreams of attending college,” said David Kim, founder and president of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

To learn more and support the mission of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, visit fallenpatriots.org.  

About Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

Established in 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is dedicated to providing college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Since its inception, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $7.5 million in support and started a pipeline for 5,300 children from all across America who will need future assistance. The foundation's website is fallenpatriots.org.