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!


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.

July 01, 2020

Scholarship Bio: Federica Bruno

Meet Federica Bruno, CCF College Scholarship Recipient, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York

“As a CCF College Scholarship Recipient, I was given the opportunity to experience an education that I otherwise would not have been able to afford. The Columbus Citizens Foundation not only gave me the opportunity to attend my dream school, but also helped me land my first ever internship, which turned into my current full-time job.”

June 25, 2020

A Conversation with CCF Executive Director Lisa Ackerman and CCF Member & President/CEO of the New York Building Congress Carlo A. Scissura

A Conversation with CCF Executive Director Lisa Ackerman and CCF Member & President/CEO of the New York Building Congress Carlo A. Scissura


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