Member Login

You're Invited to
Columbus Citizens Foundation's 2023

Columbus Celebration Gala
Saturday, October 7, 6:00 – 10:00PM at Cipriani Wall Street

Tickets & Tables  Gala Invite (PDF)

CCF is a non-profit organization fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement. Through philanthropic and cultural activities, the Foundation provides opportunities for deserving Italian-American students through scholarships and grants. Since 1929, the Foundation’s most public activity has been organizing NYC’s annual Columbus Day Parade. This year, we celebrate our annual gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Saturday, October 7. All net proceeds benefit Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Program. For more info, please email


Experience la dolce vita in your very own Italian villa!

The lucky raffle winner will be able to invite up to 11 guests for an amazing week in an incomparable location in the heart of Italy. Using this private home with incredible amenities as a base, guests will be able to explore the fullest range of cultural spots in a landscape just about halfway between Naples and Rome. From ancient archaeological sites to beautiful vineyards, the seduction of Campania will be evident in every activity. 


The 79th Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City is on Monday, October 9, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Please consider a contribution of any amount to support the 2023 Columbus Day Parade. We look forward to seeing you at the Parade! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, wish to march with Columbus Citizens Foundation Members at the Parade, or have a question about how to participate in the nation's largest celebration of Italian American culture and heritage, please contact CCF:



Our most visible philanthropic focus is providing scholarships for deserving students. Our Gala fundraiser, at Cipriani Wall Street on Saturday, October 7, recognizes the great work of our 2023 Grand Marshal Beth Paretta, Honorees Don T. DeCarlo, Tom DiNapoli, Janet DiFiore, and humanitarian Fr. Zach Presutti. Organizations and individuals are encouraged to support our mission with an Ad printed and displayed electronically in our Journal.



Columbus Day Requests:

Ticket and reservation requests are now open for the following Columbus Day activities:

- Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral
- Grandstand Parade Seating
- Townhouse & Hospitality Tent Passes
- CCF Townhouse Dining Requests

Columbus Day Reservations 

CCF offers programs to celebrate Italian language, culture, and recognize contributions of Italians and Italian Americans. Please join us at the Townhouse for an upcoming event. Learn more about CCF's Scholarship Program below: