ITALIAN HERITAGE AND CULTURE COMMITTEE OF THE BRONX AND WESTCHESTER
Founded in 1980, The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of the Bronx and Westchester
honors the achievements, talents and expertise of outstanding Italian Americans at our annual Champagne Luncheon.

Congratulations to all the 2019 honorees!


Susan Lucci, 2009


Tony Danza, 2012



2019 Il Leone di San Marco Honorees
Standing, L to R: Stephen DeNichilo, VP, Federated Investors' Kaufmann Fund, Finance; Nick Vallelonga, 2019 Academy Award Winner, Green Book, Screenwriting; Ernie Nespretto, Retired Capt, NYPD, Law Enforcement Presenter;
Patricia Santangelo, President, IHCCB&W; Gary DeLeo, Treasurer, IHCBB&W
Seated, L to R: Frank Cammisa, M.D., Hospital for Special Surgery, Medicine; June Grasso, Anchor, Bloomberg Radio Network- Legal Journalism; Deputy Chief Joseph A. Gallucci, NYPD, Counterterrorism Bureau, Sonny Grosso Law Enforcement Award; Aurora Caponegro, Vice President, IHCCB&W, Lisa Salvati, Secretary, IHCCB&W
Missing from Photo: Joseph Migliucci, Proprietor, Mario's Restaurant, Restaurateur




Dion DiMucci, 2009


Brenda Vaccaro, 2018


Steven Van Zandt, 2016


Top Row, L to R: Dion DiMucci, Assistant Chief Diana Pizzuti, Vincenzo Marra, Patricia Santangelo, Frank Arena, M.D.
Seated, L to R, Sonny Grosso, Susan Lucci, Aurora Caponegro

Upcoming Events

The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of the Bronx and Westchester

cordially invites you to attend the
40th Champagne Luncheon
Presentation of

Il Leone di San Marco Awards

Sunday, September 26, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Davenport Mansion
400 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle, NY

Registration 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon 12:00 p.m.
Awards Program 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


Honorary Chairperson, Rev. Msgr. John A. Ruvo

Patricia Santangelo, President
Aurora Caponegro, Vice President
Sonny Grosso, Vice President
Gary W. DeLeo, Treasurer
Lisa Salvati, Secretary

Tickets limited and sold in advance
contact italianheritageandculture@gmail.com

Chazz Palminteri, 2016

Mira Sorvino, 1995

Tony Lo Bianco, 1983, presenting to Stanley Tucci, 1997