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A Letter from the Director
Fellows often ask me what we do at Civitella all winter long. In addition to all the maintenance and building projects at the Castle, we have a full platter of work both in New York and in Italy.
Diego is interviewing interns for the coming season. Maurizio has finished painting several rooms in the Castle and is pruning trees, checking in on Nina from time to time, and preparing the vegetable garden. Paola has supervised the cleaning of several storage areas and keeps up to date with billings, payments, insurance, and the ever more complicated health and safety documentation required for all employees.
In New York, Mia is booking the first flights for 2014 Fellows and is assisting with the 20th anniversary party preparations. Tina and I are focused on finishing up the Civitella brochure, beginning to edit Romana's cookbook (yes, it is coming soon!) and we are much involved with the upcoming writing jury.
All of us are recovering with great satisfaction from the overwhelming response to our first fundraising drive. We far surpassed the goals we had set and were truly moved by the many checks and notes coming in from all over the world. The Fellows' Fund is able to help Fellows with demonstrated need purchase materials, participate in excursions, or ship boxes home.
To all of you who donated to this important fund, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I hope to see you all at the 20th anniversary party here in New York on April 3.
Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Inc.