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Awardee Stories

  • Charles (Buck) Corasaniti
    Studiosi della Fondazione VI A key objective of the LIL Foundation’s La Famiglia Scholarship Program is to support the next generation of Italian-American leaders as they continue to demonstrate the contributions that continue to be made by individuals of Italian descent.  This is the sixth in a series featuring past scholarship awardees fulfilling that objective. “It’s part…
  • Brianna Collacchi
    Studiosi della Fondazione V A key objective of the LIL Foundation’s La Famiglia Scholarship Program is to support the next generation of Italian-American leaders as they continue to demonstrate the contributions still being made by individuals of Italian descent.  This is the fifth in a series featuring past scholarship awardees fulfilling that objective. “Dreams do…
  • Brooke Lorber
    Studiosi della Fondazione IV  A key objective of the LIL Foundation’s La Famiglia Scholarship Program is to support the next generation of Italian-American leaders as they continue to demonstrate the contributions still being made by individuals of Italian descent.  This is the fourth in a series featuring past scholarship awardees fulfilling that objective. Our Foundation…
  • Note from Tony Montcalmo May 2022
    Studiosi della Fondazione III We hope you have been following our series on past Little Italy Foundation La Famiglia Scholarship Recipients.  A key objective of our Program is to support the next generation of Italian-American leaders as they demonstrate the contributions still being made by individuals of Italian descent.  We see, throughout history, the names…
  • Ian Hughes
    Recent global events remind us of the importance of protecting our values and our way of life.  The LIL Foundation can claim a small role in helping in that protection by supporting the education of our scholarship recipients! For example, Ian Hughes, son of Celeste and William (Bill) Hughes, both loyal and hard working Lodge…
  • Victoria Tully
    Scholarship Awardee Victoria (Tori) Tully was the recipient, in 2017, of one of the inaugural Jerome & Angela Elliott La Famiglia Scholarships.  Sponsored by her Mother, Donna Tully, Tori was a rising Senior at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). In 2018, she received her dual Bachelor degrees in Medical Anthropology and Global Health…