Foundation

Food and culture are central to the Italian-American experience. For generations, Italian-American families have come together around the dinner table where parents and grandparents have passed on their traditions and values. Gaps between generations have been bridged by home-cooked meals.

Holding these traditions dear, the mission of the Mary Ann Esposito Foundation is to preserve authentic Italian and Italian-American experience by providing educational information and digital demonstrations for students who want to become the next generation of great Italian chefs.

The Esposito family is contributing significant resources to this project's success, but is also actively seeking contributions to create the necessary resources that will build and maintain a Ciao Italia Italian Heritage and Education Resource Center.

The Center will be maintained by a major American university and will be open to any student wishing to research Italian gastronomy. The Center will house the entire catalogue of Ciao Italia resources in formats that are accessible for generations of students to come.

To keep administrative costs at a minimum, the Mary Ann Esposito Foundation will operate as a donor advised fund at Greater Horizons, a national 501-(c)(3) organization with more than $1 billion in assets. Greater Horizons ensures fiduciary excellence and legal compliance. Greater Horizons also provides donors with the maximum tax deduction allowable by law. Gifts of cash, stock, real estate and hard- to-value assets are handled by Greater Horizon's expert staff. The donor advised fund will be directly advised and overseen by Mary Ann and Guy Esposito.

Checks for the Foundation should be addressed to:

Mary Ann Esposito Foundation
c/o Greater Horizons
1055 Broadway
Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105

Credit card donations may be made using the form below: