The Michael Manzella Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting education, children’s causes, cancer research and the arts.  Over the past 20 years, we have succeeded in honoring Michael’s legacy in many ways:

  • We have established a permanent scholarship, The Michael Manzella Endowment, at Yale University, a four-year, $10,000 annual scholarship awarded to a Yale student who intends to major in the performing arts. As Michael was a Music Major at Yale, and few scholarships exist to specifically support students in the performing arts at Yale, the Michael Manzella Scholarship fills an important niche and can have a lasting impact on the students selected for this honor.
  • We have financed more than 60 Manzella Fellows, enabling them to pursue summer activities consistent with our mission.
  • We have made grants totaling over $100,000 to dozens of worthy charities that support our focus areas of education, cancer research, children's causes and the arts.
  • "We have established the Michael Manzella Award at Yale's Timothy Dwight Residential College, given to the graduating senior who "inspired his/her classmates through kindness, dedication and courage."

In just the past year the Michael Manzella Foundation granted over $15,000 to six local causes, funded five summer fellowships and increased our contribution to the Michael Manzella Endowment at Yale.

Our most enduring legacy is the spirit of community we have nurtured among the people we touch, celebrating Michael's continuing ability to bring people together. We urge you to learn more about our activities and to become part of our family.

Board of Directors

Frank J. Manzella
Diana Loukedis Doherty
Mark A. Mongelluzzo
Vice President
Jeffrey Weinberger
Joan Manzella
Peter J. Cazamias
Elaine Conner
Katherine Fong
Seth Kosto
John Loge
Carol Ann Manzella
Casey Manzella
Frank Manzella, Sr.
Sean Michael Manzella
Jennifer Missbrenner
Jeanine Volpe-Caramore