Lido Civic Club Awards $60,000 in Scholarships, Honors Paola Scazzoli, and Donates $10,000 to Casa Italians Language School

| June 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

At a reception held at the Italian Embassy, the Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, awarded $60,000 to local Italian-American college-bound and college students.  The recipients of the scholarships are: Nicole Fairbanks , Bridget Bagileo, Gaia Mieren, Chiara O’Neil, Chiara d’Andrea, Domenic Allegra, Cameron Benedetto, Nina Dorsett, Matthew Fairbanks, Angelo Tundo, Patrizia Manziano, and Domenico Toscano.  The scholarship amount was matched by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF).

The evening began with welcoming remarks by Francesco Isgro, the Lido Civic club Scholarship Awards Chairman. The Embassy of Italy’s First Counsellor Domenico Bellantone, Extended the greeting on behalf of Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio and welcomed the more than 115 guests to the Embassy’s Piazza Italia.  Lido President Vincenzo Fragomeni, extended the welcome on behalf of the Lido Club and recounted how as an recipient of a Lido Scholarship he was able to attend college – the first in his family. LIdo Vice-President Rich DiPippo then announced the scholarship recipients.

Isgro then presented Wheaton High School teacher Paola Scazzoli with the Lido Civic Club Special Appreciation Appreciation Award for her for her outstanding contributions in teaching and promoting the AP Italian Language and Culture courses in the Washington, DC area.

Lido Club Golf Chairman Phil Finelli,  then presented a check for $10,000 to the Casa Italiana Language School, whose President Joe Lupo gratefully accepted.

Fr, Ezio Marchetto, Pastor of Holy Rosary Church then gave the benediction before the guests enjoyed a buffet dinner catered by Oro Catering.

Among the sponsors and supporters who made the reception possible, iwere, Damian Gallina and the Buttonwood Financial Advisors, Kristi and Vito Germinario, Paul Biciocchi and Forum Properties, Jerry Truman and the Truman Wealth Management, Enzo Fragomeni and Rich di Pippo and the NFP, John Urciolo and the Takoma Metro Shopping Center, Charles Russo and the Money Mailer and Building Homes for Heroes, Brett Rugo of Rugo Stone, Marco Still a vice president with TTR Sotheby International, Christopher Coccaro with JLL, Frank Guglielmo with Cristanini CBRN, and Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center.

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