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Generoso Pope Foundation Debuts a New Parade Float

The Generoso Pope Foundation debuts a new parade float in the 71st Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. The Generoso Pope Foundation’s building is a distinguishable icon for the foundation and can even be found in the foundation’s logo. A scaled replica of the building adorned the float. The detail was impeccable. Brick […]

Pope Foundation Sponsors a Star-Studded Columbus Day

The 71st Annual Columbus Day Parade was held on Monday, October 10th, 2015. The world’s largest Columbus Day Parade drew millions of people to watch the spectacle that is an a annual tradition for so many families. The parade was broadcast across the nation on ABC and throughout Italy on RAI. The Columbus Citizens Foundation, the […]

Billboard Artists Perform in Tuckahoe’s Annual Music Festival

International recording artists hit the stage at this years Tuckahoe Music Festival. The concert, which takes place during the St. Pio Festival weekend, is sponsored solely by the Generoso Pope Foundation and is free to the public. Sammi Sanchez’s hit singles “Talk” and “Butterflies” can be heard regularly on Radio Disney. Lucas Prata, who had the […]

A New Summertime Movie Series Debuts

The Generoso Pope Foundation hosted a new summertime outdoor movie series for the Village of Tuckahoe. On August 29, 2015, people filled the square to watch Walt Disney Pictures’ Frozen on the big screen in Depot Square, Tuckahoe, NY. Admission was free and the movie screening was sponsored solely by the Generoso Pope Foundation. “We always had a great […]

Scholarship Recipients Featured in a New National Commercial

The Generoso Pope Foundation filmed a new national commercial, and it’s scholarship recipients were the stars. Some traveling hours to the Pope Foundation, the scholarship recipients from the past several years reunited to film on the morning of August 5, 2015. The commercial will be broadcasted throughout the United States and Italy, and will be used […]

Columbus Day 2014 Celebration in New York City

A vibrant, long-standing New York tradition since 1929, the Columbus Day Parade travels north along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street and now involves over 35,000 marchers and more than one million spectators. The colorful parade, cosponsored by the Generoso Pope Foundation, was founded by the Columbus Citizens Foundation, a non-profit organization founded […]

2014 St Padre Pio Festival Attracts Crowds to Enjoy the Italian Culture

The Annual St. Padre Pio Festival was held in Depot Square, Tuckahoe, NY. An italian spoken mass takes place the first night of the festivities, and the St. Pio statue is carried in a candle-lit procession throughout the town, down to the Generoso Pope Foundation. Italian food vendors fill the square in the village which has […]

The 2013 St Padre Pio Festival is Held

The St. Padre Pio Festival is a yearly event held in the Village of Tuckahoe, NY. The festival honors the life and good works of St. Padre Pio. Tuckahoe’s population, being predominately Italian-American, attends the event as a yearly tradition. An italian spoken mass takes place the first night of the festivities, and the St. […]

David Pope Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor

David Anthony Pope, President & CEO of the Generoso Pope Foundation, was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 11, 2013. NECO, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, pays homage to the immigrant experience and the contribution made to America by immigrants and their children. The organization recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves […]

Yonkers Partners in Education To Provide Free SAT Tutoring

The new Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) organization is hard at work carrying out its first mission, to provide free SAT tutoring for 300 students from the City of Yonkers. Through the donations of the Pope Foundation and other organizations, the YPIE will fund test training by Kaplan for disadvantaged high school students. YPIE is […]

Pope Foundation Aids Emergency Service Departments

Infrared cameras, bullet proof vests, defibrillators, canine units, and Chevrolet “Fly-Cars” are among the state-of-the-art equipment that emergency services units throughout Westchester County, NY have been able to acquire with the ongoing support of the Generoso Pope Foundation. Over the past decade, the Pope Foundation has partnered with the Eastchester Auxillary Police Department (EAPD), the […]

Westchester Scholars Program Brings Technology to Deserving Students

In an increasingly technology-driven world, access to personal computers has become indispensable to a student’s educational success. These resources, however, often fall beyond the financial reach of many Westchester County families. The Westchester Scholars Program, offered by the Westchester County government in partnership with the Generoso Pope Foundation, provides qualified middle and high school students […]