Philanthropic Efforts

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Charities

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Alzheimers Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and helping those affected directly and indirectly by the disease, which is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

The SIF has contributed more than $1 million to the Alzheimer’s Association to date, and has pledged to contributed an additional $1 million. The Alzheimer’s Association is a designated is a Sons & Daughters of Italy Connecticut Grand Lodge Foundation Charity.

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Cooley’s Anemia Foundation

The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation (CAF) serves people affected by the fatal genetic blood disease thalassemia, or Cooley’s anemia, often found in people of Mediterranean descent. Its mission is to advance treatment, enhance the quality of life of patients and educate the medical community, trait carriers and the public about the disease.

The SIF has contributed $2 million to the CAF to date. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is a Sons & Daughters of Italy Connecticut Grand Lodge Foundation Charity. 

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Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism

The mission of the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism is to support families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Foundation is committed to increasing awareness of the challenges of living with autism and helping families find resources to help address those challenges. The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation provides individuals with autism and their families an opportunity to improve their quality of life by funding educational, therapeutic, recreational and advocacy programs. The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism is a designated  Sons & Daughters of Italy Connecticut Grand Lodge Foundation Charity.