Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Scholarship Now Open

Applications are now open for the Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Scholarship. Apply before the April 1 deadline

2021 Columbus Day Parade

Mark Your Calendars! The Columbus Day Parade in New York City will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021

Unveiling of the Cabrini Statue in Battery Park

Governor Andrew Cuomo and CCF Board Chair Angelo Vivolo at the Mother Cabrini Statue unveiling in Battery Park, NYC

Italian Heritage & Achievement Celebration

We hope you enjoyed our Columbus Day broadcast on ABC-7. Check out highlights from the celebration!


October 15, 2020

The Importance of the Mother Cabrini Statue - Unveiled Live on Columbus Day 2020

Please enjoy this video on the significance and meaning of the Mother Cabrini Statue in Battery Park.

As a part of Monday's Columbus Day celebrations, our 2020 Grand Marshal Governor Andrew Cuomo was joined by our Celebration Chair Angelo Vivolo for a live unveiling of the Mother Cabrini statue. The stunning new monument can be found in Battery Park, and faces Lady Liberty in the near distant harbor.

October 01, 2020

Scholarship Bio: Valentina Papeo

Meet Valentina Papeo, a current student at St. Francis College in her last semester of a 5-year BS/MS Program in Accounting

“The Papeo family got involved with CCF through their grammar school principal at St. Bernadette Catholic Academy in Brooklyn. It was important to the family that Valentina and her brother continued to attend Catholic schools into their high school years. However, this dream seemed far from reality since their mother was struggling with figuring out how to pay tuition for two Catholic high schools.”

September 10, 2020

Priscilla Consolo, Esq.

CCF College Scholarship Recipient and current corporate litigator, Priscilla Consolo, Esq., fulfills her childhood dream and describes her journey

September 01, 2020

Scholarship Bio: John Carucci

Meet John Carucci, CCF Scholarship Recipient, alumnus St. Edmund Preparatory High School and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

“I owe a lot of my successes to not only St. Edmund Prep, but also to CCF for the scholarship that allowed me to explore my passions in school without the financial burden. Receiving the scholarship for the first time in high school and then again in college was a dream come true.”

August 06, 2020

Dr. Nicholas Santaniello

CCF College Scholarship Recipient, alumnus of Georgetown University and SUNY Downstate’s College of Medicine

Nicholas Santaniello knew he wanted to go into a career that was deeply rooted in human connection and caring for others because of the nature of his Italian American upbringing. The familial and social culture that his Italian American family embraced showed him the value of caring for one’s community. The son of Italian immigrants from Salerno and Naples, growing up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, his parents have modeled the type of physician Nicholas hopes to be – hard-working and dedicated, yet compassionate and willing to do what is right for his patients.

August 01, 2020

Scholarship Bio: Marisa Garvin

Meet Marisa Garvin, CCF High School and College Scholarship Recipient, Preston High School and Fordham University, Bronx, NY

“The Columbus Citizens Foundation gave me the chance to follow my heart instead of being influenced by fear of financial burden. I am grateful to have received both the CCF High School and College Scholarships, giving me the opportunity to attend Fordham University.”

July 15, 2020

Featured Scholar: Giovanni Borrometi

CCF College Scholar, Giovanni Borrometi, reflects on his education and study abroad
Prior to attending Loyola University Maryland, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Asia were parts of the world that my only true understanding of came through pictures I found in my history textbooks. During my freshman and sophomore years in college, I decided to study Arabic—little did I know that this decision would pave the path for me to make life-long memories and finally see the places that I had only seen on the pages of my textbooks.

Dr. Anthony S. Scholarship Applications Now Open

CCF's brand new Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Scholarship is now taking applications. Be sure to apply before the April 1, 2021 Deadline!



The Columbus Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement.