The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Guy Chiarello, President of First Data Corporation, a global leader in Financial Services, has been named Grand Marshal of the 74th Columbus Day Parade.  Mr. Chiarello has been President of First Data since 2013, where he oversees the business and technology solutions created for First Data's cl...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation congratulates Mike Pompeo on his confirmation today as Secretary of State to President Donald J. Trump. Mr. Pompeo is the first Italian-American to hold this position in United States history. Mr. Pompeo graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served with the 2nd...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is proud to be in another annual cycle of its acclaimed Scholarship Program.  Since its inception, the Foundation has been a proud supporter of Italian-American education and culture, and established its robust Scholarship Program in 1992 to increase educational opportun...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is proud to organize a fundraiser for the Andrea Bocelli Foundation next Monday to benefit the water access efforts of the ABF in the country of Haiti. The fundraiser, which will be held at the CCF's townhouse on the evening of Monday, December 11, will comprise of a coc...

To mark Columbus Day, the Italian American community gathers in many cities around the US to celebrate its achievements and its contribution to this great country in all sectors — be it political, economic, cultural, scientific and beyond. President Donald Trump’s first Columbus Day proclamation highlighted the strong bonds of friendship between It...

The attacks against Christopher Columbus are almost every day in the local and national news. Cities that decide to celebrate Indigenous Day instead of Columbus Day, statues vandalized, articles describing Columbus as guilty of genocide, angry people everywhere. Angry are also the Italian Americans, or at least the majority of them. We the Italian...

Italian-American leaders plan to boycott Mayor de Blasio’s Italian-American heritage reception at Gracie Mansion on Thursday to protest his refusal to defend Christopher Columbus statues. The Gracie Mansion event precedes next Monday’s Columbus Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. “I’m not going to the reception. How can I go to an event hosted by a person...

On Monday, October 9th, the 73rd Annual Columbus Day Parade will be held in New York City.  The parade celebrates Italian-American heritage, culture and achievements with over 35,000 participants and over one million spectators. For the first time, the Parade will have the theme, "A Celebration of Italian-American Authors."  The theme was created b...

Barnes & Noble, Inc., along with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, today announced that more than 100 Italian-American authors will be marching up Fifth Avenue in this year’s Columbus Day Parade. Chairman and Founder of Barnes & Noble, Leonard Riggio, was named Grand Marshal of the 73rd Columbus Day Parade and created the theme for this year, “A Ce...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation has partnered with over 39 other Italian-American organizations and announced today that they are reaching out to all NYC elected officials and 2017 electoral candidates for their stance on the preservation or removal of the Columbus Monument and Statue at Columbus Circle.   Board President of the Columbus Citizens...