A charitable organization supporting young Texans

Who We Are...



The Texas Italian-American Sports Foundation provides scholarships to deserving college student athletes and contributes to youth-oriented programs and charities.


We also promote Italian-American heritage in Texas communities through a variety of social functions and charitable events.


The Texas Italian-American Sports Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. We were founded in 1982.


Every year TIASF awards $1000.00 scholarships to deserving student athletes who participate in a school sanctioned sport, make passing grades and have a financial need. Participants may remain in the program for four years, providing they continue to meet the scholarship criteria.



2021 Update


Regretfully, the 2020-21 scholarships have been suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and
the uncertainty of college sports for the
upcoming school year.

See photos from our past

Scholarship Luncheons

Some guests at the 2015 Scholarship Luncheon. More pictures here.


Johnny B. Mandola


Carlo Dechiro

Vice President

Daniel Sessions


Paul Galante


Ross Gagliano

Scholarships Chairman


Sam Biondo •  Charlie Cash  • Sandy Embesi • Sam Listi • Michael Patronella • Lynda Pontecorvo • Noxie Romano



Joe (Bubba) Butera • Matt Galante • Ciro Lampasas, Sr. • Damian Mandola • Frankie J. Pizzatola III • Cindy Richardson


Texas Italian-American Sports Foundation   •    713-863-0056   •   info@TIASF.org   •   PO Box 130163   •   Houston, TX  77219-0163