Upcoming CCF Events


Tuesday, May 17

A Fireside Chat with CCF Member Frank Somma on Zoom

Fireside Chat with CCF Member and 2022 High School Scholarship Committee Chair Frank Somma will now be a free event on Zoom. Frank is a sales expert, speaker, fundraiser, former national president of The Cooley's Anemia Foundation, and author of B2B is Really P2P - How to Win with High Touch in a High Tech World. Find the Zoom link below for his discussion on the communication secrets of charismatic people.

Zoom Link


Wednesday, May 18

Meet The Candidates: A Conversation with Rob Astorino
May 18 at 6PM

Columbus Citizens Foundation and Columbus Heritage Coalition are proud to partner for a series of events that will allow you to meet the potential candidates for November's New York State Gubernatorial Election.

The third event in this series is on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 PM with Rob Astorino, a Republican candidate in the 2022 gubernatorial race.

CCF Members attending this event will also have the option to reserve a table in the Taverna following this event. Please note, Taverna bookings must be made by CCF Members in good standing only.


Saturday, May 21

Buggin' Out with Natalia Vedalia with Children's Author & CCF Scholar Angela Carcione

´╗┐On Saturday, May 21, join former CCF Scholar, teacher, and author Angela Carcione for a special event at the Townhouse. Her recently released children's book Buggin' Out with Natalia Vedalia will be given as a gift to all participants under 14. We hope this will be the first of many new CCF family events. The event is open to all CCF families, and it is especially great for kids 6 and up
We will meet at the Townhouse for check-in and refreshments. Then we will take advantage of being so close to Central Park for a guided nature walk. After our time in the Park, we will come back to the Townhouse, where Angela will read from her new book, followed by lunch in the Taverna. Our day ends with special activities and crafts in the Private Dining Room. 

The event will also feature the participation of the book's illustrator, Annamarie Carcione, so all our guests will learn firsthand about creating a book that entertains and educates.

Space is limited so be sure to RSVP today and bring the young science, nature, and crafts enthusiasts to this unique CCF event!  The cost is $18 per adult and $12 for children under 12.


Saturday, May 21

Young Adults Auxiliary of Columbus Citizens Foundation Presents A Great Gatsby Gala
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM

TJoin the YAA on Saturday, May 21 at 7 PM at the CCF Townhouse for A Great Gatsby Gala. Admission includes Dinner, Drinks, 2 Raffle Tickets, and entertainment.

Purchase Tickets

Location: Columbus Citizens Foundation Townhouse
8 East 69th Street New York, NY

Tickets: $125 in advance / $150 at the door
RSVP Online
or call (212)249-9923 x233 to purchase by Member account.
Dress Code: Jacket and Tie required. Theme attire encouraged.
All Net Proceeds Benefit Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Fund. 

Tuesday, May 24

A Lecture from the Cooley's Anemia Foundation Tuesday, May 24 at 6PM

Thalassemia (aka Cooley's anemia) is a genetic blood disorder that disproportionately affects people of Italian descent, resulting in a life-threatening anemia.

On Tuesday, May 24, members of the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, including CCF Members Peter Chieco and Frank Somma, will provide valuable information on this difficult disorder, including how people can find out if they carry the trait and what is being done to fight thalassemia and how the Italian American community has been affected and involved.

Reception at 6PM. Program at 6:30pm. We hope you will join us at this important and informative event.


CCF runs virtual programming and events at the Townhouse throughout the year. Find event recaps here:

Past CCF Events