On Sunday, May 2, 2021, the annual Awards Luncheon took place at the Mount Vernon Canyon Club.  The nearly eighty people in attendance enjoyed the opportunity to interact with our award winners, an entertaining musical performance by Angela Mendez, a prominent actress and singer in the Denver area, and a sumptuous meal.

A heartfelt “Thank You” goes to all who have contributed to the Dante Scholarship Fund.  This most important part of the Society could not continue without your support.

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President John Giardino, scholarship winner Claire Steffek (will study in Torino), Phil Fiore son of historical recipient of Donne di Merito, Genevieve Fiore, scholarship winner Isabella Rizzo (will study in Perugia), Roberta Waldbaum recipient of the contemporary Donne di Merito award, scholarship co-chair Veronica Goodrich, Father Hugh Guentner, Pamela Marcantonio scholarship co-chair, and Susan Gurule chair of Donne di Merito awards.


With appreciation to all who contributed to the Dante Alighieri Society Scholarship fund in 2020 and 2021.  A special thanks to those who donated to a music scholarship in memory of Jason Modlich.  To anyone we may have inadvertently omitted, our sincere thanks for your generous contribution.

Joseph Adducci
Sharon Albertson
James & Irmhild Aurand
Scott Aurand & Rosanna Patrona-Aurand
Dolores Bammerlin
Sally Brant
Nicholas & Mary Brown
Helen Browne
Vera Buffaloe
Joshua Campora
Idamae Casagranda
Dale Coski & Alice Fritz
Daniel & Barbara DiSalle
Gregory & Suzanne Fasing
Anna Maria Ferrari
Robert Gaspar
Dr. Frank W. Giardino
Dr. John & Erin Giardino
Veronica Goodrich

Lis Griffin
Jeanne Hadji
Lee & Valerie Haines
James & Suzann Hermanski
Rhonda Hopkins
Jeffrey Jensen & Cynthia Wolls
Michael & Marcy Kennelly
Teri Kimball
Patty Korb
Dennis & Jane Kreischer
Kroger-King Soopers
Nancy Landolfi
Virginia Linkus
Erin McGee
Gretchen Mann
Camilla Marcantonio
Gianfranco & Pamela Marcantonio
Carol Marsala
Sharla Marshall
Kathy Miller

John & Helen Modlich
Mary Modlich
Steve & Char Modlich
Theresa Modlich
Gloria Patrona
Lisa Prassak
Frankie Reeves
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Mary Rome
Dr. John E. & Ami Sadler
Rosalie Spicola
Bonnie Sasso
Ted & Taube Springston
Vincent & Gay Taglialavore
Barbara Tinucci
Thomas & Connie Vervoorn
Leonard & Roberta Waldbaum
Steve & Sue Whitener
Victoria Winterscheidt