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September 15, 2014

Low-Key Carlyle Partner Begins to Make His Giving Known

Carlyle Group co-founder Daniel D'Aniello is gradually joining his two partners at the high-powered Washington, D.C., private-equity firm in raising his philanthropic profile, The Washington Post writes.

Mr. D'Aniello launched Carlyle in 1987 with David Rubenstein, who has repeatedly made headlines for his support for Washington-area cultural institutions and historic landmarks, and William Conway, who in 2012 pledged to invest $1-billion in education and job-training initiatives.

Long a quiet donor who gave millions of dollars without fanfare to his alma mater, Syracuse University; education programs for disabled veterans; and Catholic Church charities and projects, Mr. D'Aniello made his first high-profile public gift in February, pledging $20-million to the American Enterprise Institute. He also agreed earlier this year to chair the board of the Wolf Trap Foundation, which operates the Northern Virginia performance venue.