Tuesday, April 27th at 6:30pm EST: AN EVENING WITH ROBERT BRUZIO, WRITER & ACTOR OF BOTTOM OF THE NINTH - Usher in the baseball season and join the Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF) for a discussion on NOIAFT member Robert Bruzio’s film about a once-aspiring baseball player who returns to his Bronx neighborhood after serving 17 years in prison for...

On March 25th 2021, the Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF) hosted another successful movie night, promoting the recently released documentary, “Stallone: Frank, That Is” with special guest, Frank Stallone. The event was moderated by NOIAFT founder, Taylor Taglianetti. This video features highlights from the discussion and Q&A. Directed by Derek Way...

In the Italian American community there are many examples of wonderful personalities who have made great contributions to every field of American society, culture, and economy. None excluded. One of the fields in which there are truly hundreds of examples of exceptionalism is entertainment.   That is why the work done by NOIAFT, National Organizati...

Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF) will today begin accepting applications for a new scholarship to support Italian Americans with great academic prowess seeking financial aid at the graduate level in medical and public health fields of study. The scholarship will be awarded annually, recipients will be chosen by a qualified standing committee and...

Completed applications should be submitted by 11:59pm ET on February 8th, 2021. Applications after the deadline will not be accepted. Please contact Antonella Recchia, Director of Scholarships/Opportunities with questions: arecchia@columbuscitizens.org. Please click here to view the list of available scholarships for academic year 2021-2022. Please...

Giving Tuesday is next week - and we are launching our campaign now! For the first 50 leadership donors of $500 and above that give or commit a pledge between now and December 1, we will be sending you a beautiful Biordi Imports ornament as a token of our appreciation. All Biordi Imports ornaments are Italian made and hand painted. Their popular Ra...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

The annual Columbus Day Parade went on as scheduled this year, but looked a little different. Rather than marching through the streets, the Columbus Citizens Foundation moved the annual event online with Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the Grand Marshal of the 76th annual event. The event looked to honor Italian Americans and Cuomo was selected as Grand Marsh...

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to change their Columbus Day plans. The Columbus Citizens Foundation, the organization that sponsors the annual parade in Manhattan, recently announced that the march will not be held in person but will instead be a virtual event featuring footage of previous parades and interviews with prominent Italian-Americans. The...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Governor Andrew Cuomo has been named Grand Marshal of the 76th annual Columbus Celebration Weekend. Governor Cuomo’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his strong ties to his Italian heritage were all factors in naming him as the 2020 Grand Marshal. In a typical year, New York City’s an...