I am establishing this memorial fund in loving memory of my father, Marcello Rosino, an extraordinary individual who overcame challenges and worked tirelessly to build a better life for himself and his family. Hailing from Italy with limited education and minimal resources, he epitomized the American spirit of determination and hard work. As a master tailor, he not only created beautiful garments but also wove the threads of hope and ambition into his own journey.
This fund is a testament to his belief in the power of education and the potential it holds for realizing dreams. My father's experience as an Italian immigrant instilled in him a deep appreciation for the opportunities this country provides. He knew firsthand the transformative impact of education, and he held a special place in his heart for deserving Italian American students aspiring to achieve their own American dreams through higher education.
By establishing this fund, I am honoring my father's legacy and his commitment to helping others succeed. The scholarships awarded from this fund will support outstanding Italian American students in their pursuit of college education, offering them a chance to overcome obstacles and make their mark, just as my father did.
I invite you to join me in celebrating my father's life and ensuring that his legacy continues to inspire generations to come. Your contributions to this fund will empower future leaders to embrace their potential, carry forward the spirit of determination, and forge their own paths to success.
Thank you for being a part of this meaningful endeavor and helping deserving students reach for the stars in honor of Marcello Rosino.