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!


June 01, 2020

Featured Scholar: Joseph Cavera

High School Scholarship Recipient and YAA Board Member
I was the first in my family to receive a scholarship from CCF in 2005 to attend high school, followed by my older brother Robert, who received a college scholarship in 2006, and our middle sister Veronica, who received hers in 2007 also for college. We still have our CCF award certificates hanging in our family home in New Jersey, and the scholarships we received have made remarkable differences in each of our lives.

June 01, 2020

Scholarship Bio: James Galeno Budion

Meet James Galeno Budion, CCF High School Scholar, Archbishop Molloy High School, Queens, NY

“When I learned I had received a scholarship from CCF I was absolutely elated! The funds my family received from the CCF scholarship made my attending Archbishop Molloy High School possible.”

May 01, 2020

Featured Scholar: Jamie Bianco

A CCF Dual HS and College CCF Scholarship Recipient in her Junior Year at Sacred Heart University Studying Nursing
Healthcare has been the field of study I have been interested in my whole life as I have always wanted to help others. I am currently a junior at Sacred Heart University in their nursing program. I have been attending clinicals and have had hands-on opportunities, such as witnessing a cesarean section delivery, that is shaping what I wanted to do with my career. The bachelor’s in nursing program has taught me diligence, how to keep my head up, and never give up.

March 18, 2020

Featured Scholar: Luke Tortora

A recent UPenn graduate working in the healthcare field shares thoughts on his Italian heritage and the CCF Scholarship he received
I am a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (C’19) where I pursued a major in Health and Societies, minors in Healthcare Management and Neuroscience, and supplementary coursework through Wharton. Currently, I work as an Associate Consultant at Putnam Associates, a strategy consulting firm serving global biopharmaceutical clients, where I have to date worked on engagements supporting cancer diagnostics and therapeutics, along with the global commercialization of several new vaccines. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking Italian cuisine, playing the drums, and drawing portraits.

March 08, 2020

Roasted Rack of Lamb An Easter Favorite:

John's Notes:

For over twenty-five years our Roasted Rack of Lamb has been a huge hit with Members and their guests. We've actually served this dish many times on New Year's Eve as well. It's simple and easy to prepare at home. I've done side by side comparisons of lamb from many other regions, nationally and internationally, and while they might look the same but I assure you - they don't taste the same. Something about the flavor and texture of the Colorado lamb used in this recipe makes it sensational.


February 11, 2020

Featured Scholar: Francesca Santacroce

A first-generation college graduate reflects on the impact of her CCF Scholarship and Internship Program
My interest in changing peoples’ lives has heavily influenced my goals, ambitions, and plans to pursue a medical degree after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomolecular Science with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering, at New York University Tandon School of Engineering. My experiences as a woman in a STEM field and a first-generation college student have greatly impacted my personal and professional goals. While at NYU, I was fortunate enough to participate in numerous educational projects that taught me professionalism and gave me a solid foundation in applied sciences, granted through my strong Italian work ethic, NYU faculty, and the Columbus Citizens Foundation.

June 19, 2019

Massimo Ferragamo Named Grand Marshal of 2019 New York City Columbus Day Parade

Chairman of Ferragamo USA to Lead the 75th Annual Columbus Day Parade Up Fifth Avenue on October 14, 2019


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