Our Mission:

Supporting Tomorrow’s Leaders.


The David E. Retik Christopher D. Mello Foundation recognizes organizations that positively impact the spiritual, physical, and intellectual growth of compassionate, courageous leaders of tomorrow.



Grants Distributed


Organizations Supported


Scholarships for students


June 2019

Through the generous support of the Retik-Mello Foundation, Year Up has been able to empower urban young adults in Boston to gain the marketable skills and professional networks they need to succeed in the corporate world and higher education.

Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, Year Up



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