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.

May 13, 2014

The Italian Heritage Foundation was the Circle Honoree at the 2023 Mercy Spirit Gala

May 13, 2014

Annual Golf Tournament

September 9, 2024
Cobblestone Creek Country Club
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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

Saluti e benvenuti alla Foundazione Patrimonio Italiano! (Greetings and welcome to the Italian Heritage Foundation!)

I am excited to be elected President of this noble organization that celebrates our Italian culture while giving back to the Greater Rochester community by removing barriers to a better education through our scholarship program.

It is a great honor to work alongside such a dedicated group of local business and community leaders who share a common goal of furthering the mission set forth by our organization’s founders over sixty-two years ago.

How we go about raising funds for scholarship is as important as the monies that we donate. Consistent with our Italian heritage, our Foundation’s Board members and supporters genuinely embrace gathering with friends and family to enjoy good meals, share plenty of laughter, make new friends and build camaraderie. We take great pride in our heritage and hope you will join us (regardless of your nationality!) in the enjoyment of our festivities while contributing to a very worthy cause.

Thank you all for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at one or more of our 2024 events!

Un salute e a presto,

Philip L. Pecora