August 9, 2016 – Valley Brook Country Club
More than 130 golfers hit the links “Fore” the love of local high school graduates. Supporters of The Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund “teed” up support for some very academically qualified, college bound students getting ready to embark on their continuing education. The Thirty-third Annual Golf Classic fundraising event was held Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Valley Brook Country Club, with one mission in mind – to help “chip” away at the staggering costs of today’s college tuition rates.
Attendees enjoyed an Italian Buffet Lunch before an 11:45 am shot-gun start to play eighteen holes on one of the South Hills’s premier courses. Afterwards, guests gathered for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the evening program commenced. Festivities included the presentation of the 2016 Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund Person of the Year Award which highlights a local Pittsburgher of Italian descent who has demonstrated meritorious distinction in his or her profession. This year the Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund took great pride in honoring two noteworthy men (twins) of distinction: John (Jack) F. Scalo, President & CEO Burns & Scalo Roofing Company, Inc. and his brother, James (Jim) D. Scalo, President & CEO Burns & Scalo Real Estate Services, Inc.
Selection Chairman, Ben DelPrince commented, “The Scalo Brothers will be joining a very prestigious list of past honorees. We are very pleased to recognize them for their accomplishments and contributions to our scholarship winners.”
Highlights of the evening program also included honoring the following 2016 Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund Recipients. Please join us in congratulating the following local students:
- Seth Anderson is a 2016 graduate of Valley High School. He plans to attend Yale University and major in Chemical Engineering.
- Jenna Answine is a 2016 graduate of Hempfield Area High School. She plans to attend St. Vincent College and major in Chemistry.
- Joshua Anzelone a 2016 graduate of Vincentian Academy. He plans to attend Robert Morris University and major in Software Engineering.
- Gordon Arch is a 2016 graduate of Hampton High School. He plans to attend Slippery Rock University and major in Safety Management.
- Dia Lusk is a 2016 graduate of Bentworth High School. He plans to attend Washington and Jefferson College and major in Pre-Veterinary medicine.
- Jansen Simone is a 2016 graduate of East Allegheny High School. He plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh and major in Mechanical Engineering.
- Vincent DeRienzo is a 2016 graduate of Peters Township High School. He plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University and major in Architecture.
“The 2016 Men of the Year Award is very meaningful as we take pride in our Italian heritage, especially knowing the deep pride our father took in it, said Jack Scalo. “Our hope is that such recognition will only help motivate our children and every other young man and woman to aim high.” “Besides,” said Jim, “It always requires teamwork and support from your family and colleagues.”
- Jenn Schuler, Black Tie