Tickets still available for CIC gala on June 11

June 6, 2022
Center for Italian Culture boot logo for June 2022 gala

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. Tickets are still available and may be ordered online at

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.

Proceeds from the gala will support student scholarships awarded by the CIC. The celebration 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.

Learn more and purchase tickets at