Welcome to the Italian Heritage Foundation

Welcome to the Italian Heritage Foundation! Our mission is to help students succeed in school without having to worry about financial barriers. Thank you for your interest and making students dreams come true.

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May 13, 2014

Reverse Raffle Fundraiser

March 27, 2023
5:30 PM
Genesee Valley Club

The Annual Reverse Raffle Dinner is the one time you want to be the last man standing! Purchase a Raffle Ticket from any of our Board Members or from our office and see if you are the lucky one to win cash prizes from $200 to $5,000. Call the Italian Heritage Foundation office for more information (585) 471-8686.
May 13, 2014

Scholarship Gala Fundraiser

June 2, 2023
5:30 PM
Genesee Valley Club

The Annual Scholarship Gala is a wonderful way to spend an evening of music, food and friends all while helping to raise Scholarship Funds. We will be honoring Wayne LeChase for his outstanding dedication to our county. The band Twilight will perform after we enjoy a wonderful feast at the Genesee Valley Club. Black Tie is optional, Complimentary Valet Parking. Tickets are available through board Members or by calling the Italian Heritage Foundation office at (585) 471-8686.
May 13, 2014

Annual Golf Tournament

September 11, 2023
Midvale Country Club
Morning Tee Time is 7:45 AM
Afternoon Tee Time is 11:45 AM

The Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser raises funds, while enjoying a day on the green with friends. There is food, drinks, cigars and more delivered to you on the golf course all day long. After their morning round of golf, the morning golfers have the opportunity, to head to Del Lago Casino for the afternoon via limo. Lunch is included for the afternoon golfers. Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm followed by a fabulous Midvale dinner. There is a Live Auction with outstanding items to bid on including Yankee tickets and Buffalo Bill suite. Silent Auction items are also available to bid on. This event is a highlight and well known in Rochester. Sponsorships available by calling the Italian Heritage Foundation office at (585) 471-8686 or by contacting any Board Member.

May 13, 2014

Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

Monday, November 20, 2023
Tournedo’s Restaurant
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Join us as we have your favorite bartenders, celebrities and others make your favorite cocktail. All tips will be donated back to our scholarship program as well as any donations made this evening.
May 13, 2014


Each of our events are well attended and publicized. We are looking for organizations, groups or individuals to sponsor each of our events. If you are interested in being the sponsor for one of the events, please give our office a call.

Photo Galleries

Click here to view photo galleries of recent Italian Heritage Foundation events!

Photo Galleries
May 13, 2014

President's Message

Si poteva solo sperare che con gli ultimi 2 tristi anni di questa pandemia, i segni di cose migliori a venire sono nel nostro futuro. (One could only hope with the past 2 dismal years of this pandemic, signs of better things ahead are in our future.)

As incoming President of the Italian Heritage Foundation, I look forward to and cannot wait to see our continued efforts in providing scholarships to the children of our community.

It is an honor to work alongside such a distinguished group of board members in continuing the mission set forth by some of our original IHF board members (Peter Formicola, Donn Calabrese, Joseph Floriano).

In my seven years as a board member of the Italian Heritage Foundation I cannot express to you how proud our board members are and the hard work that goes into each event to ensure we raise the necessary funds to provide these scholarships.

We take great pride in our heritage and hope you will understand the passion each one of us takes in giving back to the current and future education needs of the children in our community.

Thank you all for your continued support of our foundation and hope to see you at our 2022 IHF events.

Auguro ai tuoi amici e alle tue famiglie un sano anno nuovo! (In closing I am hopeful we have good times ahead to drink, dine, laugh, and gather with our friends and family!)

Marcello Battisti