Columbus Forum
Lodge 1492
Order Sons of Italy in America


The focus of the Columbus Forum Educator’ Lodge 1492 of the Sons of Italy in America is to encourage, assist and guide qualified Italian-American employees of the School District of Philadelphia in achieving their highest personal and professional potentials.

Our second objective is to focus on educational programs that provide substantial scholarship support to American students of Italian descent. To this end, the Columbus Forum offers a mentoring program and a scholarship program to children and grandchildren of its members.

Our third objective is to foster an increased awareness of and a supportive interest in the collective role of the Italian-American Community as a reflection of its cultural heritage and to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Americans of Italian descent.



Welcome to the Columbus Forum Lodge 1492. We are a member of the East Region of the Sons & Daughters of Italy.

Our organization is committed to honoring the Italian culture while continuing to promote and celebrate education. Our commitment to education is supported through our scholarship program. We award three scholarships annually to support continuing education.

Throughout the year we also plan several celebrations that reflect our Italian Traditions while bringing educators together. If you are not a member, we hope that you will consider joining our organization. To our members, we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Best regards,


Carol Palladinetti-Domb, Ed. D