a message from the president

October 2023
I am incredibly proud and honored to assume the role of President of the Enrico Fermi Educational Fund of Yonkers 60 years after it was founded by my uncle, Mike Vitulli.
The mission today is exactly what my uncle and the other founders envisioned - to provide academic scholarships to students entering college with traceable Italian heritage and to give them a chance to pursue higher education through college. Today is so different from 60 years ago – technology, changing demographics across the region and country and the expense of a college education. Although the years have moved on, the importance of education is as important now as ever. Our core values have not changed and it is critical that we maintain our traditions and the stories of our ancestors who worked hard and maintained family as the center of all they did. We survived a global pandemic and some of the divides in our country, but through that education and our commitment and perseverance remains steadfast.
Your membership and donations directly contribute to providing educational opportunities for our Italian-American youth in Yonkers and in Westchester County, New York. It is precisely that education which can change the course of events in our world. We appreciate your past donations and ask you for your continued support and generosity. Under the Membership tab, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Scholarship fund. Since inception, we have awarded over one million dollars in scholarships and this will be the 61st year in which we will do so!
Mark your calendars! Our annual scholarship breakfast will be held April 28th, 2024 at Mulino’s in Eastchester, New York.
Thank you for your interest and continued support.
Ronald Salvatore,
President, Enrico Fermi Educational Fund of Yonkers