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Columbus Citizens Foundation's 2023

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

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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, and the nation's largest celebration of Italian American heritage on Monday, October 9.

All net proceeds benefit Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship Program. For more info, please email

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! For sponsorship opportunities, how to enter your group or vehicle, and more information on the nation's largest celebration of Italian American culture and heritage, visit our Parade page:


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: