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Endowed Funds

The Center supports its events through the generosity of the community and caring individuals. Through their generous interest and support, the Center has accomplished much and in some cases, has made history on Campus and in the community. 

The following are provided by external support from the community:

  1. Alfonse M. D’Amato Endowed Chair in Italian American and Italian Studies, positioned in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of European Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The D’Amato Chair, established in 2008, was made possible by a fundraising effort, along with the late Distinguished Professor Mario Mignone, and campaign assistance by Unico National/Brookhaven chapter.The Chair is the first endowed chair in the College of Arts and Sciences.  
  2. The Roberto and Palmina Mignone Fellowship in Italian and Italian American Studies
  3. Josephine Fusco Endowment Fellowship Awards in Italian and Italian American Studies
  4. The Italian American Heritage Lecture Series
  5. The Dr. Joseph Tromba Lecture Series in Italian and Italian American Studies
  6. The Unico - Roy Dragotta Lecture Series;
  7. Dr. Vito and Carolyn De Simone Endowment for a Visiting Lectureship in Italian and Italian American Studies;
  8. The Francesco P. and Dina D'Alto Malgeri Endowment in Italian Culture;
  9. The John F. Lauro Fund to stimulate interdisciplinary research on issues that encourage a better understanding of Italy and Italian Americans;
  10. The Dr. Michael De Luca Award for Achievement and Excellence in Italian Studies.