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Columbian Foundation’s Newest Member-Sil Basile

The Columbian Foundation warmly welcomes its newest Member, Sil Basile! Columbian members gathered for the swearing in ceremony of Mr. Basile, as he continues his journey as a dedicated member of the Italian American community in NJ, and a proud new member of The Columbian Foundation.
Pictured is President Livio Cioffi, Mr. Sil Basile, and Pasquale Giannetta ESQ.

2024 Columbian Foundation Annual Golf Outing

A Swinging Success: The 2024 Columbian Foundation Annual Golf Outing!

The 2024 Columbian Foundation Annual Golf Outing at the picturesque Forest Hills Field Club was an outstanding success, filled with camaraderie and community spirit. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all our members, participants, and generous donors for their unwavering support and dedication to the Italian American community in New Jersey. Your continued efforts make events like these possible and strengthen our shared heritage.

A special thank you goes to the exceptional staff at the Forest Hills Field Club for their impeccable support and hospitality. Your commitment to ensuring a seamless and enjoyable event was truly appreciated.

Relive the highlights and memorable moments by exploring our photo gallery from the outing here. Thank you once again for being an integral part of our vibrant community.

View the photos from the event here

Download individual photos from the event on our photographer’s website here.

Columbian Foundation Scholarship Presentation at Seton Hall Law School

Columbian Foundation scholarship presentation to Seton Hall Law school. Pictured are Gary Thomas, The Director of Financial Aid, and Pasquale F. Giannetta, ESQ Scholarship Chairman.

The Columbian Foundation is humbled to contribute to the opportunity and success of prospective students at Seaton Hall Law School.

Columbia Foundation Welcomes New Member Reverend Cavalier Father Thomas Nicastro

Columbian Foundation President Livio Cioffi, new member Reverend Cavalier Father Thomas Nicastro, and member Pasquale Giannetta, esq

This past week members of The Columbian Foundation gathered to swear in its newest member, Reverend Cavalier Father Thomas Nicastro. The foundation is honored to induct Father Thomas, as he continues to grow his long time involvement and positive impact on the Italian American Community. Auguri!

2023 Columbian Foundation Annual Christmas Dinner Details:

Save the Date!

The Columbian Foundation’s cordially invites you to join our Annual Christmas Party which is set for December 18th, 2023, at 6:30 PM.

Join us at “Nainina’s in the Park” in Belleville, New Jersey, for an evening of festive fun and camaraderie as we celebrate the holiday season. Tickets are $120 per person, and guests are encouraged and warmly welcomed!

Direct payments can be sent via checks made Payable to the Columbian Foundation and should be forwarded to Anthony Iuso at 190 Boulevard Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. Please Contact Mark Guarino at 973-216-7556 for payment by credit card. Please RSVP with names and preferred table seating to Dr. Guarino By December 11, 2023.

Email: Phone: 973-746-6657

Let’s make this holiday season unforgettable together as we celebrate our Italian American Community. See you there!

A Night of Celebration and Gratitude: The Columbian Foundation’s 81st Annual Gala

In the radiant ambiance of the Westmont Country Club, The Columbian Foundation celebrated its 81st Annual Gala, a night filled with gratitude, camaraderie, and a deep sense of community. It’s with immense appreciation that we extend our heartfelt thanks to all our members, attendees, and generous donors for their unwavering support, dedication, and tireless efforts within the vibrant Italian American community of New Jersey.

This gala was a special evening, where we not only celebrated our shared heritage but also recognized the incredible individuals who have made a significant impact on our community. Our 2023 Honorees have exemplified what it means to give back and support the Italian-American community in countless ways, and their contributions are nothing short of inspiring.

Furthermore, we take great pride in announcing the winners of the 2023 Scholarships, bright young minds who represent the future of our community. Their accomplishments and aspirations remind us of the enduring spirit of our heritage and the promising legacy that continues to thrive.

To relive the magic of this unforgettable evening, we invite you to peruse our photo gallery from the event, showcasing the smiles, laughter, and moments of connection that made the 81st Annual Gala an evening to remember.

View The Gala Photos Here

Thank you for being a part of our extended Columbian Foundation family. Your support is the lifeblood of our mission, and it’s through your dedication that we continue to build bridges, celebrate our heritage, and secure a brighter future for the Italian-American community in New Jersey.

2023 Flag Raising Ceremony & 9/11 Memorial

In a heartwarming and gratuitous spirit, The Columbian Foundation gathered with the community once again to pay tribute to the heroes of 9/11. Against the backdrop of a crisp September evening, we came together to remember and honor those who served, as well as those who may have passed away since that fateful day.

As we raised the American flag high above the memorial site, our hearts swelled with gratitude for the service members who have dedicated their lives to protect our freedoms. This annual event serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by these brave men and women, and we are deeply thankful for their unwavering commitment to our nation.

With heavy hearts, we also remember those who are no longer with us. The heroes who ran toward danger, selflessly risking their lives to save others on that September day, will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Their courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

We invite you to take a moment to reflect on this solemn occasion by exploring our photo gallery from the event. Let these images serve as a testament to the unity, resilience, and gratitude that define our community as we come together to honor those who have given so much.

See the photos here

In honoring our past, we also look forward to a future filled with hope, unity, and the enduring spirit of service. Thank you to all who joined us on this meaningful day as we pay tribute to our heroes, past and present.

2023 Columbian Foundation Annual Gala

The Columbian Foundation is Hosting its Annual Gala on September 30th 2023! Join us as we celebrate Italian Culture and this year’s Honorees for an evening of Entertainment, Dinner, Drinks, and Dancing!

Details Below!

To Purchase Tickets Via Paypal: Use This Link Directly and Send Email with Reservation Card to:

All ticket proceeds benefit Student Scholarships at Rutgers NJ Medical School, Seton Hall Law School, NJIT, Montclair State University and various Charities.

When: September 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm ( For Registration)

Cocktail Event 5:30 PM-7:00PM

Dinner and Dancing 7:00PM-11:00PM

WHERE: Westmount Country Club
728 Rifle Camp Rd
Woodland Park
NJ 07424

Columbian Foundation Gala

2023 Golf Outing

Thank you to all who came and participated in the 2023 Columbian Foundation Golf Outing at Forest Hills Golf Club! You can view photos from the event here.

Scholarship Recipient’s Heartfelt Letter

Today we received a very honest and heartfelt letter from one of our past scholarship recipients. At The Columbian Foundation, we take pride in our efforts to give back to our community and supporting the next generation of Italian Americans in their pursuit for higher education and lifelong success. Thank you, Veronica Terrana, for your letter, consideration, and dedication to representing the Italian American Community. We know you will accomplish your dreams of becoming an Italian Teacher, buona fortuna!

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