As Italian-Americans, we are extremely proud of our heritage. Past generations of Italian-Americans used their ingenuity, intellect, hard work and sacrifice to build a solid foundation for the generations to come. They demonstrated that love of family and dedication to community are essential to our existence. Italians also excel in arts and sciences including painting, opera, medicine, philosophy, architecture, language, and so much more.
The torch has now been passed to us to teach and share our great legacy and achievements. We must accept responsibility for preserving our heritage by becoming a beacon for classic and modern Italian culture and passing our pride, experiences, knowledge, traditions and skills to future generations.
The Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey, Inc. (ICF) was founded in 2008 by the Sicilian American Club of South Jersey. ICF is as an independent educational, not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code to provide education about the history and culture of Italy and the role of Italian-Americans in the development of the United States.
The Italian Cultural Foundation is dedicated to promoting the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Italian culture – its attitudes, beliefs, customs, traditions, music, food, language, art and achievements – so that we may preserve this precious legacy for future generations. Each year we conduct cultural presentations, Italian language classes and cultural events. The ICF’s activities and programs are open to all people regardless of age, gender, race or religion.