Events

Annual Garden Party – Monday June 25 2018

Every year, the Dante Foundation welcomes members and their guests to meet the scholarship winners and their families and to witness the award presentations. For information on attending the Garden Party, please contact the Dante Foundation directly.

Annual Dinner – Friday October 19 2018

The Dante Foundation Annual Dinner is the signature event of our organization. Each year we honor members of the community who have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability and humility in service. Below is a list of deserving community champions who have been recognized with our Distinguished Service Award.

Distinguished Service Award

  • 1985 Hon. Frank A. Gulotta / Emil V. Cianciulli
  • 1986 Frederick DeMatteis
  • 1987 Tita and Joseph Monti / Dr. Henry Viscardi
  • 1988 Hon. Alfred Samenga / Louis Carnesecca
  • 1989 Bernadette Castro Guida/Joseph V. Vittoria
  • 1990 Dr. Sean Fanelli / Dr. Frank A. Cipriani
  • 1991 Sam Albicocco / Frank Antetomaso
  • 1992 Hon. Thomas S. Gulotta / Anthony Scotto
  • 1993 Mario Sbarro / Peter Zuzolo
  • 1994 Hon. Ralph J. Marino / John Tatta
  • 1995 Hon. Charles A. Gargano / Hon. Angelo D. Roncallo
  • 1996 Frances C. Pertusi / Fran Pierce
  • 1997 Hon. Joseph M. Margiotta
  • 1998 Rocco Trotta / Michael J. Ricigliano
  • 1999 Anthony J. Bonomo / Charles Peluso
  • 2000 Hon. John Venditto / Sam J. Vizza
  • 2001 Alfred J. Angiola / Vito A. Competiello
  • 2002 Hon. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. / Carl Lizza, Jr.
  • 2003 Joseph DiTrapani / Hon. Michael Peragine
  • 2004 Dr. Edward Guiliano / Gregory Raffa
  • 2005 Umberto Corteo / Vito Russo
  • 2006 Sylvester Catalanello / Joseph Gardi
  • 2007 Hon. Carl Marcellino / Hon. Frank Petrone
  • 2008 Carl Bonomo / William Daniello, Jr. / Edward Minicozzi
  • 2009 In Memory of Hon. Joseph M. Margiotta
  • 2010 Hon. Stefano Acunto / Hon. Edward P.Mangano
  • 2011 Angelo  Ferrara / TonyLoBianco / Posillico Companies
  • 2012 Hon. Steve Bellone / Lizza Family Companies
  • 2013 NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli / Scalamandre Family Companies
  • 2014 Hon. Richard Nicolello / Frederick P. Ippolito / Scotto Brothers Enterprises
  • 2015 Michael R. Martone / Hon. Anthony Panzarella / Hon. Joseph S. Saladino
  • 2016 Peter J. Klein / Jeffrey D. Forchelli