Center for Italian Culture gala to Support Student Scholarships

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 12, 2022 at 3:30 PM

The Center for Italian Culture (CIC) at Fitchburg State University celebrated more than 20 years of supporting scholarships and programming with a fundraising gala at the Fitchburg Art Museum on Saturday, June 11.

The CIC, founded with a major gift by the late Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio of Fitchburg State’s Class of 1938, has been a fixture on the university campus for over 20 years. Throughout its history, the center has sponsored programs that celebrate Italian contributions to Western civilization and supported study abroad scholarships that let university students and faculty explore the wider world.

The celebration included food catered by The Finicky Fork. Guests enjoyed signature cocktails, music by noted soprano Maria Ferrante, and Asta della Fortuna Italian raffles.

Special gallery exhibits for the gala included camera obscura works by photographer Abelardo Morell and images made by Fitchburg State students during university-sponsored travel to Verona, Italy.

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