If you’ve visited Rome, you’ve probably thrown a coin into the famed Trevi fountain. Each year, over €1 million ends up in the water of the spectacular 18th century monument. But where does all this money go? For over a decade, the windfall - collected by a dedicated team every few months - has been contributing to a very good cause. Why do people...

Approximately 170 children participated in the charity Easter egg hunt hosted by the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, in the backyard of Villa Firenze. The event, organized in collaboration with the American Italian Food Coalition and the Italian Cultural Society, with the support of Ferrero, raised thirty thousand dolla...

Onesti Entertainment will host a “History Rocks” fundraiser for the St. Charles History Museum on May 1 in the Rock ‘N Ravioli restaurant, with food, raffles and live music. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. in the restaurant at 105 E. Main St., and will feature an “Italian Feast Buffet” with Onesti’s famous meatballs and live music after dinner...

The UNICO National Kenilworth Chapter held its regular meeting on Friday, March 23, 2024. The meeting was hosted by Mary Ann Gasper and her family at their home. The evening was marked by official business and an opportunity to celebrate the induction of Telina Cuppari as a new member, welcome prospective members and UNICO National officers, and re...

Over President’s Day Weekend from February 16th to February 18th, the American non-profit organization Save Venice hosted a three-day fundraiser based in and around Beverly Hills to benefit its mission to preserve the artistic heritage of Venice, Italy. The event, which drew nearly 100 guests from around the US and U.K., marked Save Venice’s triump...

The Arthur L. Johnson (ALJ) High School Italian Club, advised by Ms. Alessandra Bonacchi, helped the Tifosi Napoli Club New Jersey raise over $700 to support an open-space library in Forcella, Napoli. The club has held Nutella bake sales after school and a district-wide jeans day to help raise money. The library was built in memory of Annalisa Dura...

Twenty year ago, Andrew Viterbi, cofounder of technology powerhouse Qualcomm and inventor of the Viterbi algorithm, and his late wife Erna made the largest naming gift to an engineering school in history at that time. In the two decades since, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering reached new heights of academic excellence. Over the past 20 years,...

Beebe Healthcare's Rehoboth campus is now Abessinio Health Campus, following a $6 million donation from Rocco and Mary Abessinio and family. It's the second-largest philanthropic gift the 108-year-old Beebe Medical Foundation has ever received. The Abessinio Health Campus, includes Beebe's Specialty Surgery Hospital, Outpatient Surgery Center, Tunn...

The Remembering Jamie Foundation is set to host its 24th Annual Italian Dinner Night on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Egg Harbor Township. This cherished event honors the memory of Jamie Crescenzo, who tragically passed away in a car accident on Feb. 18, 2000, at the age of 20. A graduate of Egg Harbor Township High Schoo...

Babbo Italian Eatery is hosting its third annual Baseball for Babbo Day of Giving event on Feb. 29. All eight Valley Babbo Italian Eatery locations will donate 100% of profits made that day to the Seena Magowitz Foundation, to fund pancreatic cancer research at HonorHealth Research Institute, according to a press release. In addition, Babbo and Rog...