Columbus Citizens Foundation Presents: The Art of Being Italian

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Thanks to your support and to our friends at CharityBuzz, this year the Columbus Citizens Foundation Online Celebration Auction will include over 30,000 upscale bidders in over 98 countries around the world!
We are now just a little more than 3 weeks away from the 69th Annual Columbus Celebration and are ready to announce this year's Grand Marshal, Honorees, and a special auction by Greg Wyatt!
This past Friday the Foundation Townhouse hosted the final scholarship award ceremony of the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations to all the recipients!
The 70th Annual Columbus Celebration is nearly here! We are proud to announce this year's Grand Marshal, Frank Bisignano! Our Honorees this year are Richard & Barbara Naclerio, Frank D'Amelio, and a Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award for former Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly.
Congratulations to the 2014 Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Award Recipients!
On October 12, thousands of spectators lined the parade route along Fifth Avenue to see the most impressive Columbus Day Parade yet!
The 2017 Joe DiMaggio Celebration Award Dinner is at The Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, April 5, and honors MLB sports legend Bobby Valentine. Tickets available now.
Buona Pasqua! We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter or is having a beautiful start to spring...
This spring, the townhouse opened its doors and its restaurant’s seasonal courtyard dining to members and we hosted new and classic events to celebrate the warm weather. We decided to share our fun-filled event line-up with all of you.
The Columbus Citizens Foundation presents a Columbus Celebration Kickoff hosted at the newly opened Eataly NYC Downtown, Wednesday, October 5! No RSVP necessary!

Coat Drive

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This past week the Columbus Citizens Foundation hosted a coat drive for St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.
We are exciting to launch an online application form for the first time in the Foundation’s history.
On Saturday, June 22, 2013, Foundation officers, members, guests and staff gathered at the U.S.S. Intrepid to celebrate the Foundation's $256,000 donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Governor Andrew Cuomo Names Joseph Tusiani New York State Poet Laureate Emeritus in Recognition of Contributions to International Literary Community
As the trees start to bloom, we look forward to new events for the Foundation, additional scholarship opportunities for students and singers, & interviewing the Foundation's scholarship applicant semifinalists.
The new sculpture by artist Greg Wyatt is on view at NYU’s Gallatin Galleries in the Gallatin Faculty Show 2013, which is open to the public free of charge through January 16, 2014. Wyatt donated Luna to the Foundation for future sale with proceeds going to the Zeffirelli Scholarship Fund.
Honoree Mariano Rivera & Master of Ceremonies Ed Randall Highlighted the 2016 Joe DiMaggio Award Dinner at the Metropolitan Club on May 5, 2016.
His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan has graciously accepted the role of Chaplain at the Columbus Citizens Foundation, and the Foundation donates $150,000 to St. Patrick's Cathedral's restoration.
The upcoming five mile run in Central Park celebrates the Festa della Repubblica.
Baryshnikov in Flight is a 2015 Columbus Celebration gift by internationally acclaimed sculptor Greg Wyatt to benefit the Foundation’s Franco Zeffirelli Scholarship Fund.
This month we look back at some of the incredible events at the Foundation, including an encore performance by standards singer Steven Maglio of the Carnegie Club, the Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon, Boutique, and Fashion Show, and a visit to the Guggenheim's new Futurismo exhibit!


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Welcome to our newly launched blog! The goal of The Art of Being Italian is to further the Columbus Citizens Foundation’s mission of recognizing the great achievements of Italians and Italian Americans through the preservation of our culture, traditions and values.