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See Photos From the 2017 Bocce Tournament!
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See Photos from the 2017 Awards Extravaganza!
See Photos From the 2017 Veterans Day Ceremony!

Buon Natale from the Columbian Foundation!


TOP ROW, L to R: Frank Christiano, Robert Petrocine, John Venezia Jr., Thomas Mastrangelo, Stephen Jandoli, Richard Guarino, Andrew Vassallo, Victor Galante, Michael Calabro, Anthony Iacullo, Pasquale Giannetta, Antonio Prioletti BOTTOM ROW, L to R: Bruno Castellano, Al Lembo, John Centanni, Thomas Cinque, Charles DiLorenzo

Bruno and Jackie Castellano

Members of the Columbian Foundation, their significant others and guests gathered on Monday, December 4th at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville to celebrate the holiday season. From our family to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year!

76th Annual Awards Gala

Thank you for making the Columbian Foundation 76th Annual Achievement, Humanitarian and Presidents Awards Dinner a huge success! The event was attended by over 200 people from throughout the state. Click here to view photos from the event.

Meet the 2017 honorees:

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Christopher A. Capuano, Ph.D. | President, Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Anthony P. Colandro | Founder & Owner of Gun For Hire

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Diaolo - 2017 Honoree

Peter F. DiPaolo, MD | Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

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Marasco 2017 Honoree

Cav. Robert P. Marasco | Former City Clerk of Newark

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2017 Bocce Tournament

Our 2017 annual bocce tournament was the perfect way to start off the Columbus Day season! Click here to view photos from the event.




2017 Columbian Foundation Golf Outing



The Columbian Foundation enjoyed a beautiful day at Rockaway River Country Club for the 2017 Annual Golf Outing!

Congratulations to the first place foursome: Jim Petricola, Jim Pendleton, Zach Joyce and John Gately. The day’s longest drives belonged to Ron DiGiacomo and Maria Lembo.

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75th Annual Awards Gala

This year’s Columbian Foundation was an extra special occasion, as it was our 75th “Platinum” Anniversary! Click here to view photos from our event.

Watch this video featuring our accomplishments over the decades, and meet sixty-year member of The Foundation, Joseph Bonanno:

Meet the 2016 honorees:

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Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno | State of New Jersey | Video


James Gannon | Morris County Sheriff-Elect | Video


Dr. Joseph V. DiTrolio | Urologist | Video


Marlene Zwigard | Owner, Little Village Day School | Video

2016 Bocce Tournament


Congratulations to the 2016 Bocce Tournament winners! Click here to see photos from the evening.

Trophies were presented by Columbian Foundation president Rocco Malanga and chairman of the Bocce Tournament Michael Calabro.

1st Place – Alec Piccirilli, Anthony Rossi, Jonathan & Christopher Guerriero

2nd Place – Stephen Jandoli, Sam Santomo, and Artie & Jim Dorey

3rd Place – John Centanni Sr., John Centanni Jr., Joe Brango and John Guida

2016 Columbian Foundation Golf Outing


Thank you for making the Columbian Foundation’s 24th Annual Golf Outing a great success!

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The Columbian Foundation Awards NJIT Scholarship


The Columbian Foundation awarded NJIT student John Lombardi the Rudolph Ricardi Memorial Scholarship at the college’s Newark campus.

The presentation of the scholarship check was given by Columbian Foundation president, Rocco Malanga, Scholarship Chairman, Benjamin M. Del Vento, Esq., and Trustees Andrew Vassallo, Joseph Bonnano, Anthony Caggiano, MD and Samuel Martino. Katia Passerini, Dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College, was also present.

The group was also treated to a tour of the state-of-the-art NJIT campus.

Columbian Foundation Scholarship Presentation


On November 17, Columbian Foundation members Benjamin M. Del Vento, Samuel Martino, Andrew Vassallo and Foundation president Rocco Malanga presented NJIT student John Lombardi with the Rudolph Ricardi Memorial Scholarship.

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