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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:

Lt. Governor Photo - Hi-Res 2015

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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