Cabrini receives grant from Sons of Italy

By Kellie Belmonte
April 14, 2005

Cabrini College has received a check for a grant from Mr. William Bucci, the state president of the Order Sons of Italy (OSIA) and vice president of Private Client Group at Ryan Beck and Company, and Robert D’Anjolell, the chair of the Charitable Education Trust and president of D’Anjolell Memorial Homes in Broomall, Pa. in the amount of $10,000. The grant is in the name of the Charitable Education Trust of the OSIA in America’s Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.

The purpose of this grant is to fund academic scholarships and cultural programming that will focus on “Italian immigration experience: Its impact on American culture, the Philadelphia region and Cabrini College.”

OSIA was established in 1905 and is the biggest organization in the United States representing Italian Americans, consisting of more than 575,000 members and supporters. OSIA is an organization that works everywhere from community to international levels in an effort to promote the heritage and culture of close to 26 million Americans of the Italian heritage.

The two men, Bucci, and Anjolell presented, the check to President Antoinette Iadarola. Bucci and Anjolell are also members of the Cabrini College Board of Trustees.

This year, Cabrini has been focusing on a theme of immigration, which has been carried out in many ways through curriculum, lectures, discussions and trips. The reason that much of this programming has been made is because of a prior grant given by the National Italian American Foundation. This new grant from the OSIA promises to ensure more examination and discussion about the Italian-American experience.

Posted to the web by Ryan Norris

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