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.


The Italian American and Culture Committee of the Bronx and Westchester has established a college scholarship fund. Each year, Italian American students in their junior year at select high schools in the Bronx and Westchester can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to the student we believe best exemplifies an Italian American who values education, one who wants to learn more about their Italian heritage and family's background, as well as one who shows a desire to learn and speak the Italian language and keep Italian traditions. The winner will be chosen in the Spring of the student's Junior year and will therefore be able to attend our annual luncheon in September. The scholarship money will be dispersed once the student is enrolled the following Fall at the college of his/her choice.


Note to students applying: You need the latest version of Adobe Reader to save your changes to this application. Please click on the link below and download application to a PDF. Then, type your answers on your downloaded PDF doc and save to your computer the completed application that you will later attach in an email to us. (See final instructions to complete application process on page 3).

Please Right-Click (PC) or Control-Click (Mac) on the following link to download the fillable PDF application form.


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