Who we are

Sustainable philanthropy for a social impact
and the empowerment of the younger generations

Our foundation targets our most vulnerable population, our youth, and aims to emancipate them and develop their potential. 

In collaboration with our partners, we offer a wide range of activities designed to boost each person’s educational, cultural and social development. Our strategic philanthropy approach  endeavors to provide the best possible support for the community in order to maximize social benefit.

Our history

We are a not-for-profit organization founded by Cav. Andrea Pittini after the untimely death of his elder son, Pietro Pittini. Over the years we have supported the corporate community of the Pittini Group of steel companies.

After the founder’s death in 2016, we transformed our organization, extending the foundation’s philanthropic activities to include a broader range of beneficiaries, particularly young people and children.

Since then, we have implemented and supported initiatives aimed at providing our youth with educational and occupational development, as well as social and cultural support, so they can gain the confidence and skills they need to pursue their life and financial goals. Our priority is to build a foundation of sustainability that maximizes social benefits for all.

Our values

Our foundation is dedicated to exploring new models of welfare that put a premium on inclusiveness and constructive support.

We believe in the merit and boldness of our youth, and in implementing innovative ideas in support of the less fortunate, so they can thrive and bring greater prosperity to their communities.

We collaborate with partners in pursuit of fresh ideas that extend the range in which business culture and management skills can be applied in support of the most vulnerable. We are convinced that methodology, project accountability and the assessment of benefits are essential in developing effective measures, which is why we concentrate on identifying specific methods of strategic philanthropy aimed at maximizing social benefits. 

We believe that charity, as an end in itself, is barren. Adequate funding is undoubtedly necessary, but must be combined with clearly defined goals and improvements that can be measured and sustained.

“EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY REQUIRES A LOT OF TIME AND CREATIVITY,
THE SAME KIND OF FOCUS AND SKILLS THAT BUILDING A BUSINESS REQUIRES”
B. Gates

Our values

We believe in the young, in merit and boldness, in ingenuity and in innovative ideas in support of the less fortunate.

We believe in new models of social innovation and in exploring new models of welfare that put a premium on inclusiveness and constructive support.

We believe in collaboration with other partners and in the pursuit of innovative ideas for the support of the more vulnerable.

We believe in extending the range of contexts in which business culture can be applied and in management skills.

We are convinced that methodology, project accountability and the assessment of benefits are essential in developing effective measures. This is why we concentrate on identifying specific measures of strategic philanthropy aimed at maximizing social benefits.

It is our belief that charity as an end in itself is barren: adequate funding is undoubtedly necessary, but must be associated with clearly defined goals and improvements that can be measured and sustained.

“EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY REQUIRES A LOT OF TIME AND CREATIVITY,
THE SAME KIND OF FOCUS AND SKILLS THAT BUILDING A BUSINESS REQUIRES”
B. Gates

Our organization has adopted three guidelines from the United Nation’s SDG’s, including:

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…Promote inclusive and efficient education and new learning experiences for all.

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…Attain economic growth by expanding work skills and reducing unemployment.

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…Focus on technology, research and innovation: drivers that lift a community or a territory to a sustainable development.

Our bylaw

The Pietro Pittini Foundation has been included in the Register of Legal Entities of the Prefecture of Trieste since 2017. Below is an extract of our statute:

“The object of the foundation is to honour the memory of Pietro Pittini by promoting and implementing initiatives aimed at improving economic, educational, occupational, social, cultural and public health conditions, giving priority to children, the young and the disadvantaged, by reasons of age or economic, social, family or physical handicaps.

Our team

Board of Directors

Chairman
Marina Pittini

Marina Pittini

Chairman

Marina is an entrepreneur and senior executive with more than 20 years combined experience across different sectors...

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Board member
Michela Cattaruzza

Michela Cattaruzza

Board member

Michela completed her education in Economics and Commerce at the University of Bologna...

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Board member
Cristina Papparotto

Cristina Papparotto

Board member

Cristina Papparotto graduated in Business Administration, specializing...

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Board member
Fabio Valli

Fabio Valli

Board member

After graduating in Chemical Engineering at the University of Trieste in 2003...

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Board member
Matteo Tonon

Matteo Tonon

Board member

Matteo Tonon began working in the family furniture business under his paternal...

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Board member
Stefania Quaini

Stefania Quaini

Board member

Degree in Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities at Ca 'Foscari Venezia...

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Team

Backoffice
Mirella Pascottini

Mirella Pascottini

Back Office

Assistant to the management of the Pittini Group until 2017. Mirella has acquired...

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Research and planning
Lisa Guzzi

Lisa Guzzi

Research and planning

Lisa Guzzi graduated in Political Science from the University of Bologna.

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Project Advisor
Niccolò Melli

Niccolò Melli

Project Advisor

Nicolò has a specialization in Management achieved between Milan and London...

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Collaborate with us

Udine University
Claudio Bardini

Claudio Bardini

Udine University

Udine University
Ester Cella

Ester Cella

Udine University

Udine University
Paolo De Mattia

Paolo De Mattia

Udine University

Udine University
Eric Iansig

Eric Iansig

Udine University

Udine University
Nicolò Millo

Nicolò Millo

Udine University

Udine University
Daniele Pase

Daniele Pase

Udine University

Udine University
Eleonora Presacco

Eleonora Presacco

Udine University

Udine University
Mattia Rizzotto

Mattia Rizzotto

Udine University

Esperto in comunicazione giovanile
Igor Damilano

Igor Damilano

Esperto in comunicazione giovanile

Atelierista moderno
Luca Gabrielli

Luca Gabrielli

Atelierista moderno

Educatore MEC
Matteo Giordano

Matteo Giordano

Educatore MEC

Educatore MEC
Davide Sciacchitano

Davide Sciacchitano

Educatore MEC

STEM Expert
Raffaella Orzan

Raffaella Orzan

STEM Expert

STEM Educator
Gaya Fior

Gaya Fior

STEM Educator

STEM Educator
Gabriele Cralli

Gabriele Cralli

STEM Educator

STEM Educator
Daniele Tenze

Daniele Tenze

STEM Educator

STEM Educator
May Sabbah

May Sabbah

STEM Educator