The Sculptures by the Sea project, which had its grand opening in Jacksonville Beach today, has been well-received by the local community and surrounding area. Five students from the University of North Florida had their sculptures selected from dozens of submissions for the beautification project, which was funded in part by the university and the […]
News About The Lazzara Family Foundation.
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville has chosen Irene Lazzara, wife of local philanthropist Gasper Lazzara, to be recognized as one of 40 community members selected for their work with artists, educators, administrators, and benefactors of the arts. With a longstanding history of donating to the arts in the local community, especially children’s art funds, Gasper and […]
A big thank you to UNF for mentioning the Lazzara Family Foundation in their latest Press Release on Thursday about the Sculptures by the Sea project. We’ll be working with UNF, The Student Affairs Community Council, and local community members to bring to life a sculpture garden in Jacksonville Beach, which will display the sculptures of […]
From education to healthcare to the arts to community efforts, Gasper and Irene Lazzara’s commitment to making life better for residents of Northeast Florida is evident through their extraordinary contributions. Since its founding nearly 20 years ago, their family foundation has given over $15 million in donations to more than 30 organizations.
The Gasper and Irene Lazzara Family Foundation announces it has launched a new website as it continues its commitment to funding programs in Northeast Florida and beyond. Founded in 1997, the Foundation has given more than $15 million in donations, grants and gifts to worthy organizations.
The Gasper and Irene Lazzara Family Foundation has made a significant commitment to the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) Campaign for a Compassionate Community effort to build a new Humane Care & Education Center. The Lazzara Family Foundation committed $100,000 to the campaign chaired by Linda Stein and supported by philanthropists throughout the region.
Judith Johnsen received a rare gift on her 80th birthday, her name on the new St. Augustine Lighthouse exhibit. With a generous gift donated from the Gasper Lazzara and Irene Lazzara, the exhibit was able to recreate what life was like for the first post-civil war lighthouse keeper.
Irene Lazzara was selected to receive the Presidential Medallion from UNF during the University’s annual Founders Day luncheon at the Adam W. Herbert University Center’s Banquet Hall.
The Lazzara Family Foundation has made a major donation of $100,000 to Edward Waters College to fund daily operations at the Northside school. Dr. Gasper Lazzara and his wife, Irene Lazzara, presented the check Monday to Edward Waters President, Oswald P. Bronson Sr.
Docter Gasper Lazzara and the Lazzara Family Foundation make generous $500,000 donation to Edward Waters College to fund a new scholarship program. The scholarship program will help attract exceptional students to Edward Waters and help inspire a new generation of orthodontists.