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2019 Beccaria Award to Daniel Silverman, Associate Professor Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University Program in the Philadelphia Mayor's Reception Room and Complimentary Reception in Conversation Hall
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Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
The Justinian Society and Foundation Host 80th Anniversary, Honor the Chairman of Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Present Law School Scholarships
The Justinian Society and Foundation hosted their 80th Anniversary on June 6, 2016, honoring Philip Rinaldi, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC. The Foundation also presented three scholarships to outstanding law student.More...
The Justinian Society Elects Officers at Annual Meeting
The Justinian Society Annual Meeting and Election was held on June 6, 2016 at Top of the Tower in Philadelphia. More...
The Justinian Foundation Awards Three Scholarships to Law Students
The Justinian Foundation, which provides scholarships to Italian-American students enrolled in Philadelphia-area law schools, recently presented scholarships totaling $4,500 to three area students. More...
The Justinian Society and Foundation Announce the Richard F. Furia, Esquire Scholarship Open to Second Year Law School Students
Justinian Society Event Photos

To see all of the photos from our most recent events, see our Flickr account.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring PA Superior Court President Judge Jack Panella, click here.

To see photos from the 2019 Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception and Luncheon, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring The Honorable Idee Fox, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring 2019 Phila Bar Chancellor Shelli M. Fedullo, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Justinian Christmas Party, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Beccaria Award Ceremony, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception, click here.

To see photos from the Justinian Luncheon Honoring Carl A. Solano, click here.

  Justinian Foundation Event Mentioned in Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Inquirer - Tue, Sep. 17, 2002 - By Pauline Pinard Bogaert, Inquirer Columnist

Three Italians honored

The Justinian Foundation honored three Philadelphians of Italian heritage Thursday at the Union League.

Nicholas DeBenedictis, G. Fred DiBona Jr. and Charles P. Pizzi were saluted by more than 340 supporters, mostly lawyers.

The foundation is the fund-raising arm of the Justinian Society, founded in Philadelphia in 1935 by 47 lawyers of Italian ancestry. One of the society's goals is to promote the study of law. More than $80,000 was raised for scholarships.

Denise Gentile is the society's chancellor, and Barbara Capozzi is foundation president. Both made introductory remarks, with Capozzi introducing Paul Tufano, a past Justinian honoree who spoke about this year's award winners.

"These are three who have built up the Chamber of Commerce to what it is," Tufano said. DiBona took over as chamber president and chief executive officer in 1983, followed by DeBenedictis in 1986. Pizzi, who will be joining Tasty Baking Co. as president and chief executive officer next month, has been leading the chamber since 1989.

DeBenedictis is chairman and chief executive officer of Philadelphia Suburban Co.

Tufano said the chamber "has had a huge impact on the vitality of the region," which in turn has benefited Philadelphians by bringing in billions of dollars.

Vito Canuso, who attended with his wife, Sara, worked on the lunch. Among those also attending were Pizzi's wife, Elise; Bob Judge; Nicholas Nastasi; Jim Melinson; Esther Sylvester; Carol and James Fitzgerald; Myrna Field; William O'Brien; Philadelphia City Council President Anna Verna, and State Supreme Court Justice Russell Nigro.

At each table was a basket of Tastykakes. Tufano joked that Independence Blue Cross, for which Tufano is general counsel and DiBona is president and chief executive officer, would pick up the liposuction tab for guests indulging in the baked goods.

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