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!


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

May 30, 2018

Guy Chiarello Named Grand Marshal of 2018 New York City Columbus Day Parade

Chiarello, President of First Data Corporation, To Lead Line of March in the Country’s Largest Celebration of Columbus Day

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.