Creation of the Carlo Francescutti prize in Italian Studies at York University

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Academic Prize of $500 offered to First Year Students majoring in Italian Studies
TORONTO - Carlo Francescutti, Managing Partner of, is pleased to announce that
starting from the 2016/2017 Academic Year his company will offer an Academic Prize of $500 to (one) First
Year student with a major in Italian Studies, at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics of
York University. A Committee will notify applicants of their decision, which will be based on the highest GPA.
Incoming York University Students are encouraged to contact Student Financial Services for more information
( or apply through the online portal (Student Financial Profile) upon registering for classes.
Carlo Francescutti is a York University Alumnus. His company, Francescutti Group, is a start-up and its core
business is national and international Retail and Distribution in the industry of Toys and Clothing, through such
ventures as The Fun_and_games_estore on eBay and What is truly remarkable
is the company's mandate of philanthropic activities in the community, locally and globally. In fact,in 2016
Francescutti Group supported a variety of organizations and teams such as: The Eye Foundation of Canada,
Saints Peter and Paul Parish of Mississauga, Saints Martha's and Mary's Church in Mississauga; The Mississauga
Food Bank, Saint Bishop Ryan High School Robotic's Team in Hamilton; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in
the US, and the Alternative House - The Abused and Homeless Children's Refuge in the U.S.
“Our Corporate Giving Program for 2016 was a great success. We love to give back to all those who have given
so much for us. Our goal for 2017 is to increase our involvement and support, and by working closely with York
University this allows us to meet the first phase of our corporate giving program.” - Carlo Francescutti,
Managing Partner of
“We are very happy and excited that Mr. Francescutti has set up this prize for our students who will certainly
benefit from his help and generosity. This speaks to Mr. Francescutti's philanthropic spirit and the memorable time
he had in Italian Studies at York University. As Chair of the Department and a professor in Italian Studies, I would
like to express my sincere thanks to Carlo for giving back to York University!” - Dr. Roberta Iannacito-
Provenzano, Chair, Department of Languages, Literature and Linguistics, York University.

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