Tony Tolentino is a Vice President with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. Since joining Blackstone in 2010, he has been involved in the implementation of the Foundation's Entrepreneurship Initiative, a philanthropic commitment to create and support targeted regional programs to support entrepreneurs. He also developed the firm’s inaugural community service and volunteer program.
Prior to joining Blackstone, he worked at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the agency created to help plan and coordinate the rebuilding and revitalization of Lower Manhattan after September 11, where he managed a portfolio of grants to various community and cultural non-profits and city agencies.
Mr. Tolentino received his BA in Urban Studies and Geography from San Francisco State University and his MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University. He is co-head of Out Blackstone, and currently serves on the board of Tumml, an accelerator for early-stage, urban-focused startups.