Columbian Foundation
See Photos from the 2021 Bocce Tournament!
See Photos from the 79th Annual Awards Extravaganza
See Photos from the 2022 Golf Outing
See Photos from the 2021 NYC Columbus Day Parade!
See Photos From the 2021 “Christmas in April” Humanitarian COVID- 19 Essential Workers Awards Dinner
See Photos from the 2021 Veterans Day Ceremony!

The Columbian Foundation Welcomes Its Newest Member

At our February 2022 meeting, Columbian Foundation president Michael V. Calabro, ESQ. and past president Pasquale F. Giannetta welcomed the newest member of the Columbian Foundation, Ralph Pacifico of Montclair Kimberly Academy.

Scholarship Presentation

Columbian Foundation president Michael V. Calabro, ESQ. and past Columbian Foundation president Pasquale F. Giannetta, ESQ. recently presented a scholarship check to Dr. Teresa Fiori of Montclair State University’s Italian language program.

Recent Columbian Foundation Events

The Columbian Foundation has been busy during the Fall of 2021!

Click the links to view photos from our 2021 Bocce Tournament, 2021 NYC Columbus Day Parade, and 2021 Veterans Day Ceremony.

2021 Columbian Foundation Awards Extravaganza Photos

Thank you to everyone who made our 79th annual awards celebration a success! Click here to view photos.

2021 Golf Outing

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual golf outing on May 10, 2021 at Forest Hill Golf Club. Click here to view photos from the event.

2021 “Christmas in April” Humanitarian COVID- 19 Essential Workers Awards Dinner

The Columbian Foundation hosted the Humanitarian COVID- 19 Essential Workers’ Awards dinner on Monday, April 19, 2021 at the Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, NJ

Honorees included Captain Philip J. Alfano IV, Newark Department of Public Safety Fire Division; Natalee Vaccaro- Barlett, East Hanover Schools Superintendent; The Biondi Family of Biondi Funeral Home; Samantha DeMaio, RN, Morristown Medical Center; Michael Frungillo, CEO and President, Gourmet Dining LLC; Firefighter/EMT Anthony Malanga, Belleville, New Jersey Fire Department; Marissa Marcantonio, RN, Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Captain Steven M. Piatti, Administrative Captain, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Corrections; EMT Thomas Gerard Salandra, Crew Chief, West Essex Volunteer First Aid Squad; and Paul Yodice, MD, FCCP, FCCM, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. 

This Awards Dinner marked the first major in-person gathering of the Foundation since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. This event was due to take place in December of 2020, but restrictions forced the postponement of the Foundation’s annual Christmas gathering, hence the Foundation’s “Christmas in July” theme. 

The Foundation was thrilled to honor some of the truly outstanding men and women who rose to the occasion in their respective communities during this unprecedented time.

Click here to view photos from the event!

The Columbian Foundation Welcomes Two New Members

The Columbian Foundation recently welcomed two new members to their prestigious Italian-American organization. From left to right: Columbian Foundation president, John G. Centanni; new member Frank Ameo; member Joseph Bonnano, Sr.; new member Joseph Bonnano, Jr.; and Columbian Membership Chairperson, Pasquale Giannetta, Esq. 

The Columbian Foundation Awarded Proclamation from the State of New Jersey

New Jersey Senator Anthony Bucco recently presented Columbian Foundation president, John G. Centanni and its members a joint legislative resolution in honor of Italian-American Heritage Month in October. This was awarded to the Columbian Foundation for their part in promoting Italian-American culture throughout the Garden State. 

The Columbian Foundation Supports COVID-19 Frontline Workers

Columbian Foundation President, John G. Centanni, Jr.; Board of Trustees Anthony Iacullo, Esq.; Treasurer Anthony Iuso; and Member Antonio Prioletti prepares Calandra’s Bakery delivery of pastries to frontline workers who are battling the COVID-19 crisis. Deliveries include Saint Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston) April 8, 2020; Overlook Medical Center (Summit) April 13, 2020; Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center (Montclair) April 13, 2020; Clara Maass Medical Center (Belleville) April 14, 2020, Morristown Medical Center (Morristown) April 16, 2020.

 

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