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Foundation News

January 2021

Well, we are certainly hoping and praying for a safe and Happy New Year. The Foundation is excited about its continued growth and our mission driven work to support the education of our Italian American community. We appreciate the consistent and generous support of the Little Italy Lodge members over the past 3 years of…

January 1, 2021
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December 2020

This has certainly been a year to remember or maybe better yet a year to forget. I’d like to quote the Italian saying “Arenda Tutti Bene”-soon all will be well. Your 2020 Little Italy Lodge Scholarship Foundation is proud to report that we awarded 4 Scholarships to 4 incredible young women totally $24,000.00. We published…

December 1, 2020
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September 2020

Introduction This is the third year of my term as the President of the Little Italy Lodge Scholarship Foundation. We have put together a very strong 10 member At Large Committee (ALC) (90% of whom are Lodge members). The ALC’s main job is to handle all operational aspects of the Scholarship process from revising and…

September 1, 2020
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Maddi McLean

My Italian heritage has always been a great source of pride for my entire family. During my freshman year of high school, my family traveled across Italy learning the history behind some of the world’s most famous sites. This trip allowed me to connect with my Italian roots by creating memories that will last forever….

July 1, 2020
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Isabella D. Keh

Sometimes in life’s journey, roadblocks can make us feel defeated and want to give up. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t working to become a professional dancer, and have faced many ups and downs along the way. I almost gave up until I was introduced to Misty Copeland. She is someone I look…

July 1, 2020
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Mia Lenzenweger

There are many Italian figures that are admirable and inspirational. Many of them have shown perseverance and strength in the face of adversity. A famous Italian painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, is the epitome of determination. She overcame trauma, sexism, and everyday struggles to become a notable artist. Artemisia turned these ugly experiences into amazing pieces of…

July 1, 2020
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Michaela Rusinko

Michelangelo, an Italian renaissance artist who was the creator of many beautiful pieces that are still of renown today, has further inspired my interest in illustration and in anatomy. Michelangelo developed his artistry and skills first through becoming an apprentice of another artist. He also had the opportunity to experiment with many different types of…

July 1, 2020
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February, 2020

News from The Little Italy Scholarship FoundationHooray…Breaking News… Taste of Italy has been sold out! Tante grazie to Maureen Chandler and her Team for creating such buzz that the day we opened ticket sales, we were already sold out! We have budgeted to net over $16,000.00 at this event and we are still accepting donations…

February 1, 2020
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January 2020

The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to providing scholarships  to “famiglia” of Lodge members. Over the Scholarships’ 20 year history, the Lodge and now the Foundation  has awarded $171,500.00 to higher education institutions on behalf of our scholarship awardees,  In 2019, we awarded $12,000 in scholarships  (2 for $4,000 and 2…

January 1, 2020
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