Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817

We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American

Triangle Sons of Italy Lodge 2817 - We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American


TSOI 2817 has an annual scholarship program. Details for the 2020 program will be available in January.


Congratulations to our 2019 scholarship winners, Julia Connor and Austin Cicero.


2019 TSOI scholars

Austin and Julia receiving their awards from selection committee members Ro Verna and Jan DiSantostefano


Julia, daughter of Caroline and Sam and granddaughter of Fran and Bob Giannuzzi, graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School where she excelled academically. She engaged in several extracurricular activities including Franciscan Youth International and as lead keyboardist for a number of musicals. She also performed extensive community service and as a TSOI youth member, assisted at movie nights, breakfasts, and the International Festival Italian cultural booth.

Julia will be attending the University of South Carolina in its honors program.

Austin is the grandson of Vera and Len Cicero. He graduated from Garner High School with a solid academic record. He played soccer there all four years. His extensive community service includes five trip mission trips in the US and one to Argentina. He was a member of the ACE Mentor program and placed second in Design Blitz sponsored by Red Hat.

Austin is headed to Appalachian State University where he will major in graphic design and minor in photography.

The Lodge congratulates both of these fine students and wishes them well in their academic pursuits.


Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) Merit Scholarships:

Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) also awards merit scholarships. For more information please click on this link:



Consider making a memorial contribution in the memory of a loved one.

If a donation of $750 or more is received as a memorial, the awarded scholarship will be named after your loved one.

Send your donation (any amount is welcome) in the form of a check, payable to TSOI -2817 to:

Treasurer: Bob Giannuzzi
548 Clarenbridge Drive
Cary, NC 27519

Please indicate if it is regular donation or a memorial donation.

Donations are not tax deductible.