The Matthew C. Sellitto Foundation recently awarded a grant of $100,000 to Wesley College. The donation will be used as an endowed fund to provide support to underprivileged students from urban environments attending Wesley College.
Sellitto (9/30/77 – 9/11/01), was only 23 years old when his life was cut short in the largest terrorist attack on American soil. His dream of working in finance came true in February 2001 when he was hired by Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world's foremost capital market investment banks. The company location was the World Trade Center (Tower One) in New York City.
Choosing to focus on his life rather than his death, Sellitto's friends and family established the Matthew C. Sellitto Foundation in 2012 to honor his life and continue his legacy.
"Matthew was an inspiration to others and we are privileged to continue his legacy," said Wesley College President William N. Johnston.
Sellitto's father, Matthew T. Sellitto, graduated from Wesley College in 1967. The College played a significant role in his life, and consequently, in the life of his family.