Mario Lanza Birthday Benefit Dinner

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Victor Café
1303 Dickinson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Entertainment by the Singing Waitstaff

50/50 Raffle

Admission price: $75 per person with a cash bar per table.

Come join us for a great evening of food and music as we celebrate what would have
been Mario Lanza’s 99th birthday. This event is a fundraiser for the Mario Lanza Museum.

For information only call 215-238-9691 or e-mail [email protected]

***** Kindly RSVP by January 25, 2020. *****

No refunds or credits. No exceptions.
Parking available through valet service or on the street.

Download and print out form to register and pay.

Capital Campaign

The Mario Lanza Institute and Museum is currently renovating a space that will house the new museum. It is about 3/4 completed but we still need your help.

Time is of the essence and your support now is needed more than ever so please consider making a tax-deductible donation. No amount is too small and whatever you can afford to give will be greatly appreciated and of considerable help.

To make an online donation, using a credit card or PayPal, please click the button below:

Contributions made by check or money order should be made out to Mario Lanza Institute and mailed to the following address:

Mario Lanza Institute
PO Box 54624
Philadelphia, PA 19148

An interview with MLI President Bill Ronayne about the Capital Campaign Fund.

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Note: It takes about a minute before the interview starts. Listen all the way to the end to hear Mario Lanza sing two songs.

Another Interview with Bill Ronayne, on Radio Voice Italia

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30 minutes with Bill Ronayne of the Mario Lanza Institute

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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


Please note that all correspondence including inquiries, mail orders, donations and Associate Member renewals etc. should be sent to the following address only:

Mario Lanza Institute
PO Box 54624
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Scholarship Winners: L-R: Daniel Rich (First Place), Mackenzie Gotcher (Second Place), Claire De Monteil (Third Place) and accompanist Luke Housner.
The Mummer’s Strut at the Ball
The Mummer’s Strut at the Ball
Elaine Malbin and Joanne Palladino at the Cocktail Hour.