In honor of Joseph and Bernice Alexander whose great perseverance
and determination established a family restaurant dynasty which
continued for 75 years through five generations.
In honor of Chester and Wilma Bianconi who have devoted their lives to their four children and to numerous charitable causes.
In honor of Nicola and Maria Cetta Cua whose devoted their lives to
their family and established the Cua of Columbus one of the major
florist in Columbus, Ohio.
In honor of Sam, Sr. and Marie Carfagna, who with only the assets of
courage and determination, started Carfagna's 65 years ago and through
four generations later still has a family-owned business under the name
of Casa di Carfagna.
In honor of Adelina Centofanti, a loving, kind Italian mother
dedicated to her five children. She is the namesake of DeLena Ciamacco.
In honor of Marianna Trubiano DiSilvestre, a gracious, loving,
dignified grandmother, wife of a loving husband, proud mother of four
and helped raise her 13 brothers and sisters.
In honor of Arthur DaGrava who in spite of a severe heart defect,
excelled in engineering and dedicated his life to his wife and children.
In honor of John C. Fontana, a distinguished attorney and dedicated
public servant and Senior United States District Judge, Joseph P.
Kinneary, a respected and honorable jurist.
In honor of Carmelo and Dina Gioffre, who emigrated from Italy over
68 years ago and dedicated their lives and unconditional love to their
four children and grandchildren and instilled in them the belief that
with faith in God hard work, dedication and love of family, anything is
In honor of Joseph A. and Mildred Mercurio whose dedication,
determination and unbounded effort energized a small local produce
company started in 1920 by their father, Mike Mercurio, into one of the
largest wholesale produce companies in the State of Ohio. The company
is now directed by the third generation, their son, Joseph Mercurio and
sister, Midgie Mercurio.
In honor of Renaldo C. Molino, courageous and honored WWII Veteran
of the Pacific Campaign and his loving devoted wife Antionetta
Ciccarelli Molino, with their firm belief in the "old Italian ways"
have dedicated their lives in the belief that every child should have
the opportunity to attend college.
In honor of Albarosa Morlacci, a woman who confronted overwhelming
hardship with an indestructible spirit, perseverance and love.
Beginning when she was seven years old, after her mother's death, she
raised three family generations.
In honor of Ernest H. Rensi who was a Harrison Couonty Deputy
Sheriff, Hopedale Town Marshall, Veteran, Boy Scout leader, Volunteer
Fireman and American Legion Post Commander. He was a kind and generous
man who helped people in need.
In honor of Nikolas and Gilda Savko for their dedication to and
support in their church and in recognition of the enormous growth and
accomplishment of the Savko Company
In honor of Sam Schillaci and his family, who emigrated from
Palermo, Italy, when he was one year old and attended Ohio State
University and Alexander Hamilton Institute business school and is a
very successful businessman.
In honor of Angelina Topazio, a very gifted and intelligent woman
who emigrated from Italy to the U.S. at seven years old. During her
37-year life, Angelina attended to her parents and children faithfully,
considering them above herself.
The Wolfe Scholarship
In honor of Joseph Canzani and Mary Kinney, who dedicated four
decades to transforming a small local arts college of forty students to
the internationally known Columbus College of Art and Design.
In honor of Anthony J. Celebrezze who has served his community as
Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio State Senator, Secretary of Health Education
and Welfare-under both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. In his
later years he was appointed to Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
In honor of Eugene C. D'Angelo, Jr. the past president and chairman
of WBNS. A internationally know philanthropist, dedicated to his
In honor of Arthur James who is a physician, surgeon and professor.
In recognition of his service and dedication The Arthur G. James Cancer
Hospital was named after him at The Ohio State University.
In honor of Charles F. Johnson M.D., who received a Community
Achievement Award. A courageous, generous, and loving physician who has
dedicated his life to caring for, protecting, and preventing the abuse
In honor of Robert Schaffer who have devoted virtually every day for
some forty years to raising funds for an unending list of worthy
charities including MS. Scouts, Special Olympics and many others.
In honor of Agnes and Thomas Zanetos, who received the Community
Achievement Award and are the owners of Anthony Thomas Candy Company,
one of the largest candy companies in the United States.