Center for Italian Culture gala will support student scholarships

May 5, 2022
CIC logo June 2022

The Center for Italian Culture (CIC) at Fitchburg State University will celebrate more than 20 years of supporting scholarships and programming with a fundraising gala at the Fitchburg Art Museum at 5 p.m. 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 on June 11 will include food catered by The Finicky Fork. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails, music by noted soprano Maria Ferrante, and Asta della Fortuna Italian raffles.

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

Tickets are $150 and may be purchased online at

Proceeds from the gala on June 11 will support student scholarships awarded by the CIC.