Aspiring Kindness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public corporation for purposes of providing Financial assistance to support and enhance the abilities of emergency responders and service providers. Additionally, we plan to support those organizations dedicated to serving the memory of those who have given themselves in our time of need and in support of those individual’s family’s needs.
The Fire That Change Our Lives
On January 19th, 2000 tragedy struck Seton Hall University, when a fatal dormitory fire took the lives of 3 students: Aaron Karol, Frank Caltabilota, John Giunta and injured 60 students and firefighters. It is one of the deadliest college fires in U.S. history.
Who We Are
Jason Tarantino - President
Jason Tarantino is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in the company’s Equity Prime Services department. He is responsible for operations client facing teams for Prime Brokerage, Listed Derivatives, and OTC products.
Mr. Tarantino earned a B.A. in business and communications from the University of Rhode Island.
Mike Merizio - Vice President
Mike Merizio is a Principal Staff Rates Analyst with PSE&G where he provides technical and cost analysis for electric & gas rate designs and tariff special provisions.
Mr. Merizio earned a B.S. with a double major in economics and environmental business from Rutgers Cook College and an M.B.A. in business administration from Seton Hall University.
James Merizio - Secretary
James is a project manager at BNP Paribas in the information technology department. He is responsible for various cross discipline projects within the Technology department.
Mr. Merizio earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 1998.
Sean Magee - Treasurer
Sean Magee is a Vice President and Investment Manager in Deutsche Bank’s Wealth Management division, where he specializes in the design and management of fixed-income portfolios for institutional investors, both domestically and internationally.
Mr. Magee earned a B.S. in finance from the University of Rhode Island, M.B.A. in finance from Fordham University and holds the CFP® designation.
Aron Lukacs - Audit Advisor
Aron Lukacs is a Financial Planner at the Ayco Company, LP where he provide financial counseling to corporate executives and high net worth individuals. He provides clients with estate, investment, tax, insurance planning along with the maximizing benefits and compensation structuring.
Mr. Lukacs earned a B.S. in business management from University Of Scranton and an M.B.A. in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Corey Freuler - Technology Advisor
Corey Freuler is Manager of Digital Marketing & Technology at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP where he manages the marketing technology team, responsible for client relationship management (CRM) and digital marketing initiatives.
Mr. Freuler earned a BS in Computer Information Systems from Rider University and is a member of ILTA (International Legal Tech Association)
Sameer Joshi - Marketing Advisor
Sameer Joshi is a Business Manager at OmniActive Health Technologies Inc., where is he responsible for the organizations general business functions, to ensure profitability and healthy growth for the group.
Mr. Joshi earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Scranton and an M.B.A. in International Business Consulting from Offenburg University of Applied Sciences , Germany.