The American Foundation of Savoy Orders has a proud tradition of charity and generosity to our human family...Its history reflects the ongoing commitment to assisting those less fortunate...Tonight’s festivities will benefit the Savoy Orders 'Chivalry for Children's Causes' initiative.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) June 18, 2019
The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated awarded the Seventh Annual Chivalry Award to The New York Foundling in recognition of its 150th anniversary of its founding by the Sisters of Charity and dedication to community service, helping children and their families cope with the challenges of caring, raising and enriching the lives of inner city children. Bill Baccaglini, CEO and President, accepted the award on behalf of The New York Foundling. He has led this respected institution since 2003, transforming one of the nation’s oldest and largest child welfare organizations to a social service agency with more than fifty programs serving children, adults, and families across the New York Metropolitan area and Puerto Rico.
The Savoy Foundation established the Chivalry Award to recognize those who carry forth the humanitarian and hospitaller mission of the centuries-old Savoy Orders of Knighthood and Merit. The Chivalry Award is a humanitarian award that celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual or organization, whose charitable work, public service and exemplary conduct have contributed significantly to the betterment of the community and the world for their work in either the fields of educational practice or public policy, medical innovation and community service. The Chivalry Award is conferred annually by the Board of Directors of The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated.
The Award was presented by Matilda Cuomo, the 2018 Chivalry Award recipient and former First Lady of New York State and wife of the late Governor Mario Cuomo, during the Savoy Foundation’s annual spring event - Festa della Primavera - at the Columbus Citizens Foundation on the evening of June 11, 2019, where dignitaries and guests saluted and hailed The New York Foundling’s achievements. Ms. Vivian Cardia served as Event Chair and Patron. Additional Benefactors included Frank J. Desiderio, Esq., Mario Gabelli, Carl J. Morelli, Esq., Vincent Pica II, Anthony Viscogliosi and George C. White. Grand Sponsors were: Anthony Cipriano, Florentina and Daniel McClory, Thomas Pecora and Joseph Sciame. Sponsors also included: Baroness Flavia Frati-Spagnola, Prof. Eric Ierardi, Mrs. Eniko and Dr. Stephen Somkuti, Chef Bruno Serato and Barone Marcello Tallarigo di Zagarise e Sersale. Proceeds benefited the Foundation’s inaugural charitable initiative – Chivalry for Children’s Causes.
During the presentation ceremony, Monsignor Robert T. Ritchie, Rector of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, read a letter from Timothy Cardinal Dolan congratulating The New York Foundling and the Savoy Foundation: “The American Foundation of Savoy Orders has a proud tradition of charity and generosity to our human family. Your attendance tonight is a part of that history and reflects your ongoing commitment to assisting those less fortunate. I am pleased to note that tonight’s festivities will benefit the Savoy Orders ‘Chivalry for Children’s Causes.’ Your spirit of generosity is deeply appreciated.”
In a joint statement as to the event’s success, Carl Morelli, Esq, the Foundation’s Chairman and Joseph Sciame, its President, stated: “We were particularly honored to confer this special recognition upon The New York Foundling in view of its sesquicentennial celebration, as they have assisted thousands of children and our Chivalry Award acknowledges that contribution to society. Our efforts to foster the chivalrous spirit of the Savoy Orders, we hope will contribute to the environmental enrichment of children, especially in our support of the summer Camp Felix by The New York Foundling. We are ever grateful for the generosity of our Savoy members and friends of the Foundation.”
ABOUT THE SAVOY FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN DELEGATION OF SAVOY ORDERS
The American Delegation of Savoy Orders, which includes the United States of America, is among 35 delegations of the Savoy Orders located throughout Europe, the Americas and Japan. The Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy are among the oldest orders of chivalry in the world. Their origins and their principles, traditions and humanitarian goals, like those of the Royal House of Savoy that has the hereditary right to confer them, date back a thousand years. The American Delegation of Savoy Orders through its charitable arm, the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, contributes to humanitarian, hospitaller and charitable projects and initiatives in the United States and abroad, particularly in healthcare and hospice care, disaster relief, education programs and children's causes.
The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization headquartered in New York City, has supported local, national, and international charities focusing on medical, educational, social assistance and humanitarian fields, including philanthropy for hospitals, relief agencies, children’s causes and hospice care for the poor, infirm and elderly. The Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Roster Consultative Statues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
For more information on supporting the causes of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, see below.
Larissa Van Duser, Executive Director, American Foundation of Savoy Orders
amsavoy(at)aol.com, +1 212 972 0495
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