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


CCF Scholarship

The Columbus Citizens Foundation administers scholarship programs that help hundreds of students every year in elementary school, high school, college, and medical school, and graduate programs in the arts.

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Events at the Townhouse

Join Us! CCF runs virtual programming and events at the Townhouse throughout the year

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CCF Career Chats

CCF Career Chats feature our Members, friends, and former scholars providing insights and advice about specific career paths to our current CCF Scholarship recipients. Please visit this page for updates and other resources for our CCF Scholarship recipients throughout the year.

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CCF Scholarship Spotlights

Graduating from school is an achievement that has a profound impact on a student’s life and the lives of their families. We ensure that Italian American students of great promise have the financial support they need to graduate through our CCF Scholarship Program. Read on below for the stories of some of our scholars.

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March 04, 2023

Tuesday, April 4 Joe DiMaggio Award Dinner Honoring Mike Piazza and Lou Tallarini

CCF & IABF will partner to present the prestigious Joe DiMaggio Award to this year’s recipients, Hall of Famer and New York Mets legend Mike Piazza and real estate executive and former CCF President Lou Tallarani. We thank the Mary and Francesco Giambelli Foundation & World Baseball Network for underwriting this event. A select group of individuals will be able to purchase VIP tickets for a meet-and-greet with Piazza at 5:30 p.m. that evening. Ticket and journal ad sponsorship information are available on this page.

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