The Fitchburg State Center for Italian Culture is hosting a fundraising gala on July 11


FITCHBURG – The Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University will celebrate over 20 years of support of grants and programs with a fundraising gala at the Fitchburg Art Museum at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Founded in 1938 with a grand gift from the late Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio of the Fitchburg State’s Class, the Center for Italian Culture has been a fixture on the university campus for over 20 years. Throughout its history, the center has sponsored programs celebrating Italy’s contribution to Western civilization and supported study abroad grants, allowing university students and faculty to explore the wider world.

The June 11 celebration includes food served by The Finicky Fork. Guests will enjoy unique cocktails, music by well-known soprano Maria Ferrante and Italian raffles by the Asta della Fortuna.

Featured gallery exhibits for the gala include camera obscura work by photographer Abelardo Morell and images taken by Fitchburg State students during a university-sponsored trip to Verona, Italy.

Tickets cost $150 and can be purchased online at

Proceeds from the gala benefit grants awarded by the Center for Italian Culture.


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