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

Frank Barone

1st VP
Lary Digiovanni

2nd VP
Louis Esposito

Richard Montemurro

Imm. Past President
Pat Smarrito

Financial Secretary
George Johnston

Recording Secretary
Pat Smarrito

Jack I. Sparacio

Mike Canaris

Program & Cultural Director: 

Mary Pascale

IT/Website Coordinator
Edward Hankin

Master of Ceremonies

Louis Cappelli Jr.

Board of Trustees

 Miriam Zippel, Barbara Miraglia,

Nancy Barone, Adam Pascale

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.