The Board of Directors and staff of the David E. Retik Christopher D. Mello Foundation is saddened by the loss of David's mother, Lynn Retik. Lynn was a remarkable woman who was committed to the mission of the foundation and the organizations we fund. Her energy and dedication will be sorely missed.
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.
Founded in 2001, we have awarded nearly 2 million dollars in grants to over 40 organizations. Support from the Retik Mello Foundation has been instrumental in transforming grassroots nonprofit agencies into vibrant community leaders.
The Retik Mello Foundation has provided college scholarships to nearly 45 young leaders to advance their education and further the legacy of David and Chris.