About us

    Order Sons of Italy Alighieri- Garibaldi Lodge 494 is a non for profit organization based out of Collingswood, NJ and is the oldest active lodge in New Jersey.

    With support of the community, we are able to fund various charitable activities such as:

    Scholarship grants to deserving high school seniors.

    Funds for the Coleys Anemia Foundation and the arthritis and Alzheimer's foundation.

    Preparation and serving Thanksgiving dinner at the senior citizens housing complex.

    Christmas party at the New Sharon School for handicapped children and Deptford Township.

    Plus many other special events throughout the year.

Lodge Officers

Patrick Smarrito

1st VP
Denise Lovallo

Sam Iezzi

Imm. Past President
Frank Barone

Financial Secretary
George Johnston

Recording Secretary

Jack I. Sparacio

Sargent at Arms
Peter Zippel

IT/Website Coordinator
Edward Hankin

Our Mission

    To serve a as leading organizational voice on behalf of the cultural, social, political, and hectic economic issues of importance to the Americans of the Italian heritage.

    We believe these and similar activities and contributions help us make a difference in the community, and we are extremely grateful for the support of our various fundraising functions.