Our major fundraising event of the year is our Annual Gala Dinner. We designate one organization per year to receive the majority of proceeds from this lavish event, our "Charity of Choice".
The rest of the Gala proceeds, combined with other fundraising we do through the year, support a broad range of organizations that include other charitable causes as well as giving to the Italian cultural community.
Below is a list of recent Charity of Choice recipients. Since 1994, Sons of Italy Garibaldi Lodge has given over $1,500,000 to local charities, and we have been giving for 33 years now! The list of recent recipients demonstrates our commitment to giving to a wide variety of deserving charities:
If you wish to be considered for the 2021 Charity of Choice, you must apply in writing. Submissions must be received by email before February 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered. The submission requirements are described in the attached letter from Berardino Petrelli, President.
Please note that being accepted as the Charity of Choice carries no guarantee of funds to be received. Written applications must be received at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please send an email