The Ladies Auxiliary (LAX)


The Ladies Auxiliary of the Columbus Citizens Foundation is comprised of women members and the wives and daughters of Foundation members.

The Foundation was founded in 1944 by a group of Italian Americans, led by the distinguished Generoso Pope and the Honorable S. Samuel Di Falco. The Ladies Auxiliary came into being under the energetic personality of Emma G. Di Falco. Through the years, it has grown, along with the Foundation, into one of the foremost Italian-American organizations dedicated to perpetuating the richness and diversity of Italian heritage and culture. Along with the Foundation, the Ladies Auxiliary has earned nationwide recognition as a leading philanthropic organization.

The Ladies Auxiliary has been fortunate to have many talented women as its leaders. Today, because of the hard work of its members and their generosity, the Auxiliary is able to disburse sizeable contributions to our organization.

Monthly meetings and various social functions are held at the home of the Foundation on East 69th Street. This elegant Manhattan townhouse reflects the beauty of turn-of-the-century architecture, pride of the Foundation's founding members, the social interaction of a distinguished roster of members and the exuberant personality of the Ladies Auxiliary.

 

2021 Officers

Annalisa Perfetto
Chair

Dana Romita
Vice President

Eileen Tarantino
Secretary

Marisa DiMartino
Treasurer


This has been a challenging year for many reasons, and the work of the Ladies Auxiliary is as important as ever. If you aren’t able to join us for our upcoming events, we will graciously accept your support at any level. Here are some ways you can help right now: 

  • If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Ladies Auxiliary (these funds go directly to the purchase of raffle prizes and future fundraising), please click here


LAX Scholarship Fund


Spring Mega Buck Raffle

We are excited to announce the return of our Spring Mega Buck Raffle!

Your support will help us meet our goal of providing scholarships for deserving Italian American students for the 2021-2022 year.
 
The Mega Buck Raffle is a 50/50 - which means that half of all dollars raised go directly to the LAX Scholarship Fund. The other half will be split between two lucky winners who will be drawn randomly on Tuesday, May 4, during our monthly LAX meeting. You can join us virtually for the drawing— we will provide a Zoom link as the date gets closer.
 
Mega Buck tickets are priced at $100 - and of course, the more tickets you buy, the better your chances of winning become!
 
Click here to buy Mega Buck Raffle tickets and you will be helping us to meet our 2021 goal of providing scholarship to students in need.