MARK E. CURRY
MISSION & HISTORY.
The Mark E. Curry Family Foundation is a private, independent family foundation established in 2015 by entrepreneur, fintech pioneer, and Puerto Rico resident Mark E. Curry, and his family. The Foundation is built upon the belief that ensuring the well-being of children and families is America’s most important investment. Grants of the Mark E. Curry Family Foundation reflect the diversity of interests of the board of directors of the Foundation. The Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, domestic violence prevention, foster care, gender equality, health care, LGBT rights, economic development, Native American causes and cultural preservation and more. The support we provide assists non-profits in the United States of America and its territories, as well as Native Sovereign Nations. The Foundation funds research projects, media initiatives, special programs, capital improvement, general operations and events. Each year The Foundation hosts “Club Curry,” a fundraising gala to benefit one specially selected grantee. Club Curry is typically held in the fall in different locations across the United States. Previous Club Curry events have been held in Las Vegas (2010, 2011 and 2012), Kansas City (2014) and Puerto Rico (2016, 2017 & 2019).
Mark E. Curry
Mark E. Curry, the founder of The Mark E. Curry Family Foundation, and CEO of SOL Partners PR, an industry leader in technology, risk and marketing consulting for the online financial services space. Born and raised in the small agricultural town of Tonganoxie, Kansas, Mark is a prolific entrepreneur and e-commerce visionary. From his modest beginning as the son of a school teacher and railroad clerk, Mark has successfully started and grown dozens of businesses in sectors including litigation support, textiles, construction, food and beverage, real estate development and, most recently, e-commerce.
Mark resides in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he provides business strategy, relationship management, software design, customer acquisition and customer service outsourcing to the online financial services sector as CEO of Sol Partners, LLC, founded in 2012.
Mark received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Rockhurst University, a small, Catholic city college in Kansas City in 1991 and his MBA from Baker University in 1993. He devotes his time and financial resources to various community charitable organizations including San Jorge Children's Foundation, Child Focus, Camp To Belong, Red Cross, Human Rights Campaign, Hope House and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.