Columbus Citizens Foundation Presents: The Art of Being Italian

The 71st Annual Columbus Celebration is nearly here! We are proud to announce this year's Grand Marshal, Alberto Cribiore! Our Honorees this year are Guy Chiarello and Aldo Verrelli
This week, NPR's nationally broadcast show, Here & Now, Foundation President Angelo Vivolo shares his opinions on Italian immigration in New York City. In the segment below, Host Jeremy Hobson discusses some of the issues and challenges facing Italian and Mexican immigrants with Mr. Vivolo and Eduardo Penaloza, Executive Director of Mixteca.
Karen Lemmey, Ph.D. is a former recipient of the Columbus Citizens Foundation’s Zeffirelli Scholarship Fund for the Arts and is currently the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s curator of sculpture, a position she has held since 2012.
We are proud to announce that Luna, the specially cast statue donated by renowned bronzework artist Greg Wyatt, recently sold to benefit the Columbus Citizens Foundation Franco Zeffirelli Scholarship Fund.
In honor of Joe DiMaggio's 100th Birthday, the Columbus Citizens Foundation held a special dinner to create a scholarship in Mr. DiMaggio's name. Dinner including rare white truffles and rarely seen footage of an interview with Mr. DiMaggio and Warner Wolf for an extraordinary experience for our Members and their guests.