About Us

The Mario Lanza Institute, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, honors the memory of the late, great singer by sponsoring scholarships to promising young singers to further their training and careers. More than 200 scholarships have been awarded and many of the recipients have gone on to perform at major opera houses. The scholarships are awarded to winners of an annual competition. Vocal auditions are held in October. In November, a Mario Lanza Institute announces the winners at the annual Ball. The Institute also houses a museum featuring photos and artifacts related to Mario Lanza. Holdings include clothing worn by Mario, original movie posters, boxing gloves he used in his youth, and some of his gold records If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to Mario Lanza Institute and mail to the following address: Mario Lanza Institute PO Box 54624 Philadelphia, PA 19148



Mario Lanza Museum Benefit Luncheon

Sunday, April 24, 2016
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Estia Restaurant
1405 Locust Street

Live performances featuring Pasquale and Elizabeth.

50/50 raffle.
4 course luncheon.

$65 per person.
Call 215-238-9691 or visit mariolanzainstitute.org for more information and to receive an invitation. For those unable to attend who wish to make a donation, checks should be made out to Mario Lanza Institute and mailed to the following address:

Mario Lanza Institute
PO Box 54624
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Save the Date!
2016 Mario Lanza Ball Weekend
November 5-6, 2016

South Philadelphia High School Inducted Mario Lanza into SPHS Alumni Cultural Hall of Fame

Plaque Holders

L-R: Gene Allesandrini (Presenter), Moe Brooker, Bill Ronayne (Accepting for Mario Lanza), Richard Di Adamo. Ben Bova and Dr. Michael Mellon (Accepting for Dr. Henry Miller). [Group Photo by Mike Moffa] plaque

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1-5 PM

30 minutes with Bill Ronayne of the Mario Lanza Institute