Tony Petrello is a chief executive officer and philanthropist who lives in Houston, Texas. He is the top executive at Nabors Industries which operates in the oil and gas sector. He has been very generous with his money over the years by supporting various causes. He also established the Nabors Charitable Foundation which is used by Nabor Industries employees and their children to pay for their education.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Tony Petrello established the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund. His employees raised almost $175,000 for this fund and he matched them dollar for dollar. He also let employees use paid time off so that the could spread out across the Gulf Coast and help out recovery efforts. Additionally, he let local families come onto the Nabors Industries property where they have an in-house kitchen. The kitchen can make mass quantities of food as his company employs 1,200 people. The local families were served three hot meals a day up through the time that they were able to move back into their homes.
Around 12 years ago, Tony and Cynthia had a baby born at just 24 weeks who they named Carena. Because of this early birth she developed cerebral palsy. While researching this they discovered that very little research had been done into this condition. Wanting to help their daughter develop, and others like her, they donated $5 million to Texas Children’s hospital with a pledge to donate another $2 million. The money was used to establish this hospital’s Neurological Research Institute. This institute is dedicated to helping children with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy. He and his wife often speak at events about cerebral palsy. Their ultimate goal is to do their best to see that no other parents have to go through what they have had to do.
Tony Petrello and his wife, Cynthia, recently hosted the return to Houston for Broadway legend Tommy Tune. He was there to perform at Tommy Tune Tonight which had more than 5,000 fans of his in attendance. Before this event, Tony Petrello and his wife put together a welcoming party for Tommy Tune at their Shadyside estate. This event was attended by 50 of their friends and associates as well as the Miller Outdoor. During this welcoming party the Petrello’s featured many local dishes and Tommy Tune said he was happy to be back in his home city.