PA Regional
Student Liaison Appointed:

Having attended Rutgers University for
3 years, Gino Randazzo transferred to
and graduated from the University of
Sciences. Gino is currently employed
by Publicis Touchpoint Solutions of the
Greater Philadelphia Area as the
Business Development Intern. Look for
more information about Gino in our
2014 newsletters.

Annual Sponsored Scholarships
Coccia Foundation presently has six
sponsored scholarships, supported
by families who recognize the
importance of the preservation of the
Italian heritage at the benefactor's
choice. These scholarships were
designed to promote higher and
continuing education among emerging
adults. If you would like to sponsor a
scholarship,please contact Coccia
Foundation at (201) 712-1010.

"Passing the Torch" to future

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Bimonte Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Bimonte Family

Ramapo College
Theresa Inserra Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor:  Inserra Family

Rutgers University
Clementina & Joseph Coccia Sr.
Memorial Scholarship
Anna & Angela Soriano Memorial
Sponsor: Coccia Family

Seton Hall University
Nicastro Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Nicastro Family

Seton Hall University
Dr. Ennio J. Calluori Memorial
Sponsor:  Calluori Family

St. Joseph's College
Maria & Ciro Daidone Memorial
Sponsor: Daidone Family

If you are interested in creating a
Sponsored Scholarship, please contact
Elisa Coccia at:

2013 Fall Newsletter

New Member Application
Renewal Application
2014 Italian Golf Classic
June 23, 2014
White Beeches Golf & Country Club
Registration/Full Breakfast 7am - 8:30am

2014 Italian Studies Golf Classic Brochure
Click above for Registration and
Sponsorship Opportunities.  
The Foundation's Vision
The Coccia Foundation will be known
and recognized as a premier supporter
through programmatic partnerships
with educational institutions, students,
emerging adults, Italian Student
Organizations, Italian and
Italian-American organizations
Click here for a message from founder
Cav. Joseph Coccia Jr. and the Coccia
Foundation anthem. He arrived in the
United States in 1920 (from Perugia) at
the age of 17…alone.  
Click here for
the lyrics.
In Loving Memory
To Our Many Friends...

In demonstrating first hand the mission of Coccia
Foundation, Cavaliere Joseph Coccia Jr., founder,
surprised everyone at the 11th Annual Italian Studies
Grand Cocktail Reception, held on Monday, Sept. 17,
2012,  by "passing the torch" to Elisa Coccia, his

Elisa has been involved as Vice President for the past six
years and has been very active in pursuing the vision and
mission of the founders.

Cavaliere Coccia stated that while some things may
change,  he  is confident that "there is no mountain that
Elisa cannot climb. "

Both Elda and Joseph Coccia are certain that Elisa will
continue their legacy and make them proud.   

Serving as the family representative Board member on
the Advisory Board of Coccia Institute at Montclair State
University, we are pleased that Elisa is being honored by
The Columbian Foundation  on October 20th, 2012 with
the Presidential Award