Last May 14, the President of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, Ron Onesti, arrived in San Marino to express his concrete solidarity in favor of the reception of Ukrainian refugees that San Marino is offering. Dr. Maria Alessandra Albertini met with Onesti to express the deepest gratitude of San Marino's Secretary of State for Foreign...

The Sons of Italy Lodge in Kankakee voted to donate $4,000 to various charities at the group’s recent meeting. The lodge usually makes charitable bequests during the Christmas season, but it did not get a chance to do that as meetings and activities were postponed because of COVID. The group decided to fund two scholarships and make four $500 donat...

Leaders in public service, culinary arts, Italian American leadership, and humanitarianism will be honored on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. by the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) at its 33rd Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The SIF is the philanthrop...

One of the largest resident lifestyle clubs in The Villages recently lent a helping hand to a popular community service group. The Benvenuto Americans of Italian Heritage Club donated $1,500 to Helping Hands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that loans durable medical equipment at no cost to Villagers. Typically,  the club raises about $5,000 through its char...

On Saturday evening, April 9, 2022, the 4th Notte di Savoia Los Angeles, the annual spring charity royal gala hosted by the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, was held at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. More than 170 patrons gathered at the black-tie gala in support of the foundation's philanthropic mission — Chivalry for Children's Ca...

A customer ordering a slice of pie at Mr. Pizza’s Pasta House in New Springville would never know by glancing at Jaxson Zollo that the energetic toddler was born with a potentially life-threatening heart condition. Jaxson, who will be 3 years old in June, has defied all the odds and he does not sit still even for a second as his parents, Dennis and...

The owners of Enzzo’s Trattoria in Short Hills are working with Nancy Siegel of the Millburn High School Guidance Department to set up a senior college scholarship or two, depending on how much money they raise, for the class of 2022. According to Perri Urso, owner of Enzzo’s, they plan to sponsor a scholarship called “Believed in Me,” which will “...

Italian football club Como 1907 launches an innovative charity auction inclusive of a non-fungible token (NFT) for lifetime tickets to matches, a VIP stadium experience, and a once-in-a-lifetime Lake Como travel package. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity organization EMERGENCY, which offers free care to victims of war, landmi...

Twenty-five thousand dollars to save 118 Ukrainians, including many children. This is the gesture of two Italian-American entrepreneurs, Tony Di Piazza and Joe Ficalora, who donated this amount to the Orthodox Community of Messina of Father Giovanni Amante to go to the border and help these children. To coordinate everything the community of Father...

Dozens of Western New Yorkers joined together to help the people of Ukraine. Representatives from the Italian Center of Buffalo presented a check for more than $16,000 to the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center. A few weeks ago the italian center hosted a “stand together for ukraine” event. The fundraiser brought together 42 businesses and organizatio...