La Voce Italiana is published six times a year by the Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) of Houston as the voice of all things Italian. It is a digital publication where you can find articles about Italian culture and news from the ICCC Houston.
In this issue of La Voce Italiana:
Again, Many Thanks to the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Foundation
by ICCC Team
For several years, we have been collaborating with the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation to help grow the Milford House 21st Century Fund. Since 2017, the Herzstein Charitable Foundation has awarded us grants totaling $35,000. The most recent grant awarded was $5,000 in June 2022. All these grants have been used to renovate and update our home. Their aid helps us create a welcoming community for all guests who visit the Milford House. A special thanks to the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation for all their help and support.
Congratulations to the 2022 Scholarship Recipients!
by ICCC Team
The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) is proud to announce the recipients of the two scholarships awarded this year. The two recipients embody the values of the ICCC, and they embrace their Italian heritage and culture. We recognize their accomplishments, and we commend them for their academic achievements, extra- curricular activities, and determination. Get to know our two scholarship recipients.
The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) awards $2,500 scholarships to Houston area college students participating in study abroad programs in Italy. Study abroad programs should be two weeks or greater and up to a full semester. It is a great honor to receive a scholarship which is applied to the cost and associated expenses of the student’s selected study abroad program. Completed applications are due in the ICCC office on the date stated on the application. The deadline is strictly observed. The deadline for Fall 2022 is Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
A Tax-Free Gift With an IRA – A Special Opportunity for Those 70 1/2 Years Old and Older
by ICCC Team
After years of contributing tax-deferred 401(k)s and IRAs, income tax is due on that money when you take withdrawals in retirement. Annual withdrawals from traditional retirement accounts are required after age 72. If you are in the fortunate position of not needing your total distribution for living expenses and are charitably inclined, you can avoid income tax on your withdrawal by donating a portion of your money directly to a qualifying charity.