As a charitable organization, the American Foundation of Savoy Orders’ mission, history and current grant making strategies are rooted in supporting local, national and international charities focusing in medical, educational and humanitarian assistance fields.
The Savoy Foundation focuses its philanthropy on hospitals and relief agencies for the poor, sick and elderly. Our grants continue the centuries old hospitaller traditions of the ancient but still active Savoy Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus. The Foundation’s Savoy Orders Pigott Scholarships support U.S. college and graduate students. Our unique Savoy History Series fosters historic and cultural knowledge about Italy and the 1,000-year traditions of the Royal House of Savoy. The Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund supports emergency relief efforts throughout the world to victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and floods.
The Savoy Foundation recently inaugurated its charitable initiative - Chivalry for Children's Causes™ - to support organizations providing integral humanitarian aid and intervention services for disadvantaged children and youth.
The Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Roster Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Since 2005, our scholarship students have participated in the medical, poverty and educational work of the United Nations.
The Foundation was Incorporated in New York in 1993, as a United States not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our North American and international, philanthropic work is generously supported by tax-deductible contributions of the members and friends of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders.
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2023 BALLO DI SAVOIA
The 26th Ballo di Savoia (Royal Savoy Ball), the annual winter charity gala hosted by the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, was celebrated on Saturday evening, December 9, 2023 in New York City. The benefit gala was under the patronage of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Victor Emmanuel and Princess Marina of Savoy. The Savoy Foundation welcomed back His Royal Highness Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, Prince of Venice and Piedmont and his cousin His Royal Highness Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, who were guests of honor for this occasion. The royal gala also marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Elena of Montenegro, Queen of Italy. The Ball was part of a four-day weekend of events organized by the American Delegation of Savoy Orders and the American Foundation of Savoy Orders. More than 300 patrons, benefactors and guests gathered to support the Savoy Foundation's 26th annual white-tie dinner-dance. The event raised funds in support of the Savoy Foundation's philanthropic mission - Chivalry for Children's Causes - and the event's primary beneficiaries: The Cooley's Anemia Foundation which funds medical research fighting thalassemia, a rare genetic blood disorder that requires lifelong blood transfusion and daily drug treatment; and A Chance In Life Inc., formerly Boys and Girls Town, which provides resources for empowering, life affirming educational and health-related programs for youth in under-resourced communities on Staten Island's North Shore.
Prior to Saturday's evening Gala, a welcome reception on Friday evening, December 8, was held at the Lotos Club for guests attending the Royal Savoy Ball. At the ball on Saturday, gala attendees enjoyed a champagne reception, hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails before the main program began with a royal fanfare. Alex Donner and His Orchestra provided top-tier dance music for the guests to enjoy.
Savoy Foundation's 26th Annual Royal Savoy Ball (Ballo di Savoia) raised funds for children's charities in New York City with the support of prominent business leaders and under the patronage of the Italian Royal family. H.R.H. Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy and H.R.H. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia were guests of honor. The charity event also commemorated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Elena of Montenegro, Queen of Italy. The winter charity gala benefited the Cooley's Anemia Foundation and A Chance In Life Inc.
Ballo di Savoia Welcome Reception, December 8, 2023
SAVOY FOUNDATION'S 2023 "NOTTE DI SAVOIA" GALA IN LOS ANGELES RAISES $300,000 FOR CATERINA'S CLUB CHARITY SERVING HOMELESS CHILDREN
2023 savoy history series presentation
SAVOY ORDERS PIGOTT SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCEMENT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The American Foundation of Savoy Orders is pleased to announce the following five Savoy Orders Pigott Scholarships recipients for the 2023 – 2024 academic year:
Ms. Kyla Denwood of Washington, DC
Mr. Giovanni Desir of Brooklyn, New York
Ms. Kelechi Dimgba of Rochester, New York
Ms. Elizabeth Elken of Seattle, Washington
Mr. Callahan Reed Farr of Tempe, Arizona