Houston Italian Festival sponsors become donors – We thank you


We would like to thank our initial festival sponsors as they decided to turn their sponsorships into donations to help our Center during these challenging times. We also would like to thank regular donors for their generosity.

Brenda and Michael Benigno – Umbria Regional Flag
Livia Bornigia and Carl Scott – Marche Regional Flag
Nancy and Bill Brown – Artichoke Booth
Controlled Air Service – Lombardia Regional Flag
Paul and Linda Coselli Family – Toscana Regional Flag
Cusimano Architect – Main Wine Booth
Joseph D’Addesio, MD – First Aid Station
Daughters of Italian Heritage – Meatball Sandwich Booth
Dettling Funeral Home – Molise Regional Flag
David and Rosemarie DeVido – Trentino-Alto Adige Regional Flag
DiPuma Printing and Promotional Products Co. – Bocce Ball Tournament
Wayne Duddlesten Foundation in Honor of Margie DiPuma – Lazio Regional Flag
Louis Ditta Family in Memory of Carl Ditta – Emilia Romagna Regional Flag
Greg and Terri Ebel – Piemonte Regional Flag
Greg and Terri Ebel – Tarantella Dancers
The Furlan and Echeverria Families – Veneto Regional Flag
The Greco Family – Green Bean Booth
Hughes Watters, Askanase LLP – East Ticket Booth
ICCC Board and Executive Director – Volunteer Check-In
ICCC Board and Executive Director – Grounds
Italy in America – General Banner
Ray and Maureen Miller in memory of Josephine Colangelo – Abruzzo Regional Flag
Pelletizer Knives Inc – La Piccola Cucina
Marita and Angelo Parrish – Sardegna Regional Flag
Clint and Joanna Porche – Sicilia Regional Flag
Claudia and Stephen Sims – Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Flag
Troiani Law Firm – Puglia Regional Flag
Unite Club – Sausage Booth
Thann Dauterive and Urs Rathgeb – Valle D’ Aosta Regional Flag
Giorgio Caflisch, Texas Wine School – Wine Tasting Events
Frost Bank – Arts & Crafts Children Information Booth
Joseph D’Addesio, MD – Campania Regional Flag
Carolyn Panebianco – Sound and Lights
D’Amico’s Italian Market Café – Pasta Eating Contest
HEB – Platino Sponsorship
BLinC by bambi lynn – Calabria Regional Flag
Avalon Diner @ River Oaks, Memorial Villages, Energy Corridor – Italian Market
Raymond Marino – Basilicata Regional Flag


“42 for 42” Houston Italian Festival Campaign – Thank you to our donors

The Houston Italian Festival’s 42 for 42 Fundraising Campaign kicked off in March with a letter to all members and friends of the ICCC. After canceling the festival, the members of our community listed below decided to let the Center keep their donations. We thank all of them for their support. The ICCC wouldn’t be what it is today without you.


Stephen Aiosi
Kathy Albert
Dee and Jim Avioli
Nick and Margie Bacile
Brad and Gayla Baker
Margaret and John Bannon
Barbara Barcelona
Gloria Fossati Borreca
Tom Brandino
Nancy and Bill Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Buttitta
Giorgio Caflisch
Mary Choroszy
Joe and Brenda Cialone
Dr. Philip L. Cimo
Sharon Cosimano and Ray Brady
Larry Cucciniello
Mr. David and Mrs. Rosemarie De Vido
Charles and Tania DeJohn
David L. DeMaggio
Gary DeSerio
Denise DiMiceli
Vincent and Margie DiPuma
Timmy and Stacey Domino
Gloria Secontino Dulworth
Fatica Family
Laura Ferro
David and Elaine Fontaine
Barney Francescon
Steve and Joyce Galiette
Ayn and Francisco Garza
John Gealy
Edward Gentempo
Pam and Mike Graham
Sandra Celli Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jones
Mario and Virginia Lucchesi
John L. and Louise Maida
Gina M. Marrinucci
Ray and Maureen Miller
Mary Milloy
Tony and Gloria Montalbano
Fred Nevill
Diane Nizza and Federico Zegarra
David and Kathleen Nuzzo
Carolyn Panebianco
Frankie and Rosanne Pizzitola
Franco Posa
Paul and Elvie Pustizzi
S.A. Rooney
Emilia and Michael Rumore
Ross J. Salvaggio
Norman and Carolee Schenk
The Sinacori Family
Robert Tucci
Roy and Dominique Varner
Mr. and Mrs. William Walters/Pam, and Bob Walters
Julie and John Mastroianni
Anna Caflisch