Italian Cultural Foundation awards inaugural scholarships to two college-bound students

Jul 02, 2023 606

BY: Carol Ann Benanti

The evening brimmed with community spirit, celebrating Italy’s rich history and age-old traditions. It was The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere’s inaugural “Musica Sotto le Stelle” — Music Under the Stars. At the event, the foundation launched its college-bound scholarship program by awarding two graduating high school students of Italian descent $10,000 each. 

“One of our dreams at Casa Belvedere,” said founder Gina Biancardi, “is to offer scholarships to worthy students like Salvatore DeMarco and Valentina Nicole Licciardello. And their parents and siblings are here tonight. My parents valued higher education and hung my degrees and my sister’s degrees on their wall.”

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