The dg Foundation was founded in honor of Dino Richard Ghilotti after he left us on May of 2013 at the young age of 22. Richard and Nancy Ghilotti, their son and daughter Michelle and William Ghilotti are proud to announce that Dino’s loving legacy will be carried on via The dg Foundation.
Dino attended San Domenico School for 9 years, from preschool to 8thgrade. He was an excellent student who was always on the honor roll; he developed his passion for ceramics and art as a first grader. San Domenico gave Dino the introduction to what would become his passion in life ~ art. At SD, he also played basketball, flag football and tennis. When he graduated, he received an athletic/academic scholarship to Marin Catholic High School. San Domenico was an excellent school for Dino. It also gave him the solid foundation for who he would become later in life: an exceedingly kind young man who was open-hearted, inclusive of others, gave of himself freely and used art to express what he believed of the world.
Dino graduated from Marin Catholic high school where his passion for learning and athletics were finely integrated. Dino played an integral part of the 2009 Marin Catholic Wildcats football team as an All League First Team defensive back an All league Second Team offensive all-purpose player.
Dino was accepted to a number of Universities, but chose the University of Miami for its diversity, athletics and location. He said he wanted to challenge himself and get out of his comfort zone so he chose a university across the country, away from his home in Northern California.
Dino soon fell in love with the school and the Miami area and it was apparent in his school projects and artwork. The U inspired quite a few of Dino’s art projects and his talent just blossomed there. He graduated with a B.A in Business and a minor in Art.
The dg Foundation was created to raise money to fund scholarships for deserving youth to attend San Domenico, Marin Catholic and the University of Miami, where Dino graduated and loved so much. The scholarships will be provided to deserving students who emulate Dino’s love of learning, athletics, arts and who demonstrate a spirit of inclusion just as Dino did.