Supporting all Massachusetts Service Branches:
Marines, Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard.
Peter Trovato is the Founder and Chairman of the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund (MSLF). Trovato started the MSLF in December of 2004 after reading about a Massachusetts soldier who had died in Iraq without meeting his newborn son. Since then, Trovato has garnered the support of hundreds of individual donors and numerous corporations and foundations to raise well over three million dollars to help support the children of fallen Massachusetts service members.
Trovato has been actively involved in community service efforts for many years. Before founding the MSLF, he volunteered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, the White Ribbon Campaign, the Grove Street Inn Homeless Shelter, and the USA Amputee Hockey Association. For his dedication to community service, Trovato has been honored by NBC's "The TODAY Show," FOX News, the Boston Celtics through their "Heroes Amoung Us Program," recognized as a "Herald Hero" by the Boston Herald, featured on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 show and CNN's American Morning Show, and profiled on CBS-4's "Honoring American Heroes" special. Trovato was also granted the 21st Century Leader Award by the University of Massachusetts in 2005, named Most Inspiring Student Athlete by the University of Massachusetts Athletic Department, and was the runner-up for the National NCAA Hockey Humanitarian Award in 2005.
He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2005 with a BA in Political Science and a BA in Journalism. Prior to UMass, Trovato attended Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA and Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, MA. Trovato has played professional ice hockey for the Rochester Americans, Johnstown Chiefs, and Phoenix Roadrunners. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Commonwealth College Honors Program and is a member of the Board of Governors for the UMass Downtown Club. Peter recently completed three years as an Associate at Summit Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm, before accepting his admission to Harvard Business School.