Cultural Italian American Organization 144 Genesee Street, Suite 102-240 Auburn, New York 13021
Cultural Italian American Organization144 Genesee Street, Suite 102-240Auburn, New York 13021

CIAO 2021 Scholarship Recipients


Congratulations to all 2021 scholarship recipients! Pictured, left to right, with the CIAO Scholarship committee: Luca Pirozzolo, Tony Gucciardi, Arlene Ryan, Krysha Pierce, Amelia Bartolotta, Emma LoMascolo, Mary Ann Mucedola, Toni Colella, Elizabeth Moriarity



2021 Summer Bocce league has begun! Check out the weekly bocce scores on our Bocce page, here.




The date of the next meeting will be determined at a later date


Membership Information here


Most recent newsletter available here


Membership Dues

Annual dues are payable in January every year. Dues are as follows:


Individual - $25.00

Couple - $40.00


 Please keep your membershp current and mail a check to:



144 Genesee Street, Suite 102-240

Auburn, New York 13021




CIAO spreads holiday cheer! Earlier this week, Dr. John Ryan coordinated the delivery of Panettone to all Nursing Stations at Auburn Community Hospital. Thank you to all frontline workers from CIAO! Buon Natale! CIAO members were met at the door to hand off the holiday packages for delivery to nursing stations in the hospital.


Pictured are Pam Harvey, Dr. Ryan and Paolo Saltarello preparing the panettone for delivery, with photography and additional help by Anna Saltarello. Delivery to the hospital included Dr. Ryan, Paul Saltarello, Tony Gucciardi and photographer Felix Mucedola.


Petition to keep the

Columbus Monument in Syracuse, NY


The link below will take you to a page where you can sign a petition to keep the Columbus Monument in Syracuse. New York. 


Pettition to Keep Columbus Monument in Syracuse, NY




CIAO Gives Back to the Community



Congratulations to SIxth Annual Christopher Columbus

Recognition Dinner Honoree

Melina Carnicelli

"C.I.A.O.", the Cultural Italian American Organization, was formed to promote and enhance Italian American Heritage and Culture in Cayuga County, located in the Finger Lakes region of New York state.C.I.A.O.'s motto is culture and caritas (charity) and to recognize Italian American achievements in our community.


We have grown and hosted several successful events since our first official meeting in June, 2014. We will continue to host different traditional events during the year ahead, and invite you to join our group!



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