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A contribution to Columbus Citizens Foundation helps us fulfill our mission. Our general scholarship fund provides valuable tuition assistance to deserving students of Italian descent. A gift of any amount assures our continuing investment in the education of our CCF Scholars, We thank our Members and friends who have pledged their commitment to our Scholarship Program throughout the year by funding scholarships, serving on Scholarship Committees, and mentoring students through our Career Chats and other programs that assure scholarship recipients that they have joined our family. Of equal importance to our financial support is the relationship we build with our scholarship community. In addition to the important scholarship endowment we maintain, Proceeds each year support continuing growth of the program to respond to emerging educational needs.

Columbus Citizens Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent provided under IRS regulations. Columbus Citizens Foundation’s EIN is: 13-6118967.

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Columbus Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian American heritage and achievement. The Foundation, through a broad range of philanthropic and cultural activities, provides opportunities for advancement to deserving Italian American students

The Foundation’s most public activity each year is organizing New York City’s Columbus Day Parade, which is the largest celebration of Italian American heritage in the world. The Celebration Weekend is truly an international celebration with groups from Italy, NY, and many other states coming together for the Annual Gala, Wreath Laying at Columbus Circle, the Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Columbus Day Parade on Fifth Avenue.

We appreciate contributions of any level. Please indicate if you wish to make a gift in honor or in loving memory, to our CCF Scholarship Programs (Medical, College, and High School), or where it's needed most

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