Donations to the Santa Maria Francesca charity are first dedicated to the operation of its awards programs and any added funds are used in the operations of the charity.
The “Santa Maria Francesca Distinguished Young Lady Award” is a unrestricted scholarship award to a high school graduating female exhibiting extraordinary feminine qualities. It is not an entitlement program for the global Gallo family. It is an open merit award given to a deserving young lady without regard to financial need and does not have to be repaid. The first scholarship of $750 was awarded in 2013.
The Santa Maria Francesca award is funded by contributions to the Gallo World Family Foundation which are dedicated to her cause.
The United States Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) determined July 2, 2002 that donations to the Gallo World Family Foundation are exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501 (c)(3). Our exemption identifier is: 73-1626036
Any contributions made by check to the foundation in honor of Santa Maria Francesca should be written to the Gallo World Family Foundation, with the name of Santa Maria Francesca on the check reference line. Mail to:
Gallo World Family Foundation
c/o Sam Gallo, Chairman
333 Lee Drive A306
Baton Rouge, LA 70808