Leading Journalist Maria Bartiromo Elected As Board Member of Columbus Citizens Foundation

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Awarding-winning FOX anchor, Maria Bartiromo, will play an active role on this Italian-American foundation's board of governors.

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that award-winning journalist Maria Bartiromo will be joining their Board of Governors, effective immediately. Bartiromo has been a member of the Foundation since 2001. She is strongly associated with the Foundation’s Columbus Day Parade – both as a regular host of the televised broadcast, and for having served as the Parade’s Grand Marshal in 2010.

Maria Bartiromo is extremely well-known to television viewers as the anchor of Mornings with Maria on Fox Business Network and Sunday Morning Futures on FOX News Channel. Sunday Morning Futures is the most watched Sunday morning program on cable.

A best-selling author and a winner of multiple awards for excellence in journalism, Bartiromo is also a dedicated philanthropist, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University, the Board of Directors of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York and the Board of Directors of The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF).

“Maria is a valued member of the Foundation, and of course she is our master of ceremonies during the broadcast of our annual Columbus Day Parade,” said Angelo Vivolo, President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, “We are thrilled to have this incredible force of energy join us on the board level, and look forward to the insight she will bring with her.”

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans and creating opportunities for the next generation through the provision of scholarship and grants at all levels of education.

“As a proud Italian American who understands the value of a good education and hard work, I’m thrilled to join the board of the Columbus Citizens Foundation,” Ms Bartiromo said, “The work the Foundation does is so important and I’m honored to play an active role in their evolution.”

Ms Bartiromo hosted the 72nd Annual Columbus Day Parade for the Columbus Citizens Foundation on October 10, which was number one in its timeslot on WABC-7 and saw crowds of over 1 million spectators line Fifth Avenue to celebrate Italian culture and tradition.

For More Information, Contact:

Jefferson Wilson


(212) 249 9923, ext 242

More About The Columbus Citizens Foundation

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement. The Foundation, through a broad range of philanthropic and cultural activities, provides opportunities for advancement to deserving Italian-American students through various scholarship and grant programs. The Foundation organizes New York City's annual Columbus Celebration and Columbus Day Parade, which has celebrated Italian-American heritage on New York's Fifth Avenue since 1929. For more information, contact jwilson(at)columbuscitizens(dot)org

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