About Us

The Dominic Trionfo Memorial Fund is a
public charity under the Internal Revenue
Code 501 (c) (3).  The purpose of this
corporation is to keep Dominic's dreams
and spirits alive.  The corporation is
formed for charitable and community
purposes to serve the Long Island
community.  The corporation's purposes
will be achieved by promoting and
providing water safety, and academic and
athletic scholarship opportunities to local
students.  The corporation will achieve its
mission by providing access to water safety
information and developing, purchasing,
acquiring, maintaining, and distributing
water safety equipment, gear, and
classes.  The corporation will achieve its
mission by holding fund raising events
through the activities that Dominic loved.

The Monat/Martinelli Family -
The Family of Dominic Trionfo
All rights reserved.
The Dominic Trionfo
Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 1023
Middle Island, NY  11953
Dominic Trionfo
October 23, 1997-May 20, 2012
Executive Officers

Sandra Martinelli Monat
Lori Martinelli Cebul
Co-Presidents

Joseph Cebul
Vice President

Lisa Martinelli Bowman
Treasurer/Secretary

Vincent Tricarico
Chairman of the Board


Board of Directors

Anita Martinelli
John Martinelli
Noel Monat
Wayne Bowman
On May 20, 2012, what started out as a beautiful day at
the start of the boating season, ended tragically as our 14
year old Dominic finally got the chance to use the family’s
jet ski on his own, a feat that he was anticipating since
our family had acquired the jet ski two years before.  
Dominic knew that he needed to get his boater’s license
in order to ride on his own.  Dom took the required boater
safety class after he was eligible at the age of 14 and just
couldn’t wait for this day.  Tragically his anticipation
ended in devastation and he died that fateful day while
on his first solo ride on the jet ski.  

Dominic played football for Longwood High School and
LYSA. He loved the Jets and playing for Longwood.  He had
a compassionate heart and kind soul. On October 23rd
Dominic would have been turning 22. He would have
played on the varsity football team and would have
graduated at Longwood High School June 2015. The class
of 2015 voted for him to receive the senior award,
Everyone's Friend.  

To honor Dominic and his love of the water, our family has
established a not-for-profit organization to promote the
importance of boater and water safety on Long Island.  
Our organization has already distributed over $10,000 in
academic and athletic scholarships to the Longwood
Community since 2012 and launched a pilot run of our
Boater and Water Safety Classroom kit in spring 2017.  We
created a Boater and Water Safety Activity Book and
Classroom Program.  It was test piloted at Coram
Elementary School in the Longwood School District in May
2017.  These past two years in the spring, it was
distributed in elementary schools to over 20,000 children
on Long Island at no cost to them