March 31, 2020

COVID-19: A Message to All Members and Friends of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders  


Dear Members and Friends of the Savoy Orders,  

We join with His Royal Highness Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, our Grand Master, in sending our support, appreciation and the very best of wishes to all people and their loved ones who are affected by the global pandemic.  

On behalf of everyone at the office of the American Delegation, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19—this includes not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family, those whose jobs and schools have been impacted and so many more. We have taken a number of precautionary steps to minimize the risk to our members and friends by postponing or cancelling our upcoming and scheduled events: the 2020 Notte di Savoia in Los Angeles, California on April 4, the Festa della Primavera Spring Reception/Chivalry Award Presentation in early June and the Savoy Orders table supporting the Path to Peace Foundation Gala on May 20, 2020.  

The situation is changing rapidly, and to do our part in slowing the spread of the virus, we have decided to temporarily close our office but we are working remotely from our homes to process requests and update our members through emails, our website and through our social media channels on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. 

Meanwhile, above all, stay safe, stay well, keep connected and feel supported. You are all part of our worldwide organization that is responding in the best traditions of our Savoy Orders with our principal objective of caring for underprivileged children, the sick and the poor.


Carl J. Morelli, Delegate

Joseph Sciame, Vice Delegate

American Delegation of Savoy Orders

Easter Greetings 2020


The American Delegation of Savoy Orders continues to hope each of you and your families are healthy and well as our world remains focused on social distancing and self-isolation for the sake of everyone across the globe. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by the pandemic, and we wish a speedy recovery to anyone who is sick or has loved ones who are sick. 

As we continue to experience the impact of the pandemic on our lives and our communities, we in the Savoy Orders have a unique opportunity to provide critical support to the most vulnerable.


2020 Notte di Savoia Los Angeles Postponed to Virtual Online Event


LOS ANGELES (CALIFORNIA) - The Third Annual Notte di Savoia - Spring Charity Gala, scheduled for April 4 at the Montage Resort in Beverly Hills, California has been postponed because of the unprecedented circumstances created by COVID-19.  The Savoy Foundation is organizing the virtual Notte di Savoia  and will notify you shortly on how to support our beneficiary charity - Caterina's Club - during this time of even greater need, because schools are closed and funds are particularly needed to transition to alternate methods of providing kids with warm meals and permanent housing.


Daniel J. McClory

Florentina McClory

Event Chairs

Fifteenth Annual St. Lazarus Mass & Dinner


Church of St. Jean Baptiste, New York City, February 24, 2020

NEW YORK (NEW YORK) - On February 24, 2020, the Knights and Dames of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders of the Royal House of Savoy and their guests participated in the Fifteenth Annual St. Lazarus Mass at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste in New York City. H.R.H. Cav. Gr. Cr. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, the nephew of the Grand Master H.R.H. Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, joined the American Delegation for the mass. 

After the Mass, members and friends of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders participated in a confraternal dinner in the private dining room of Orsay Restaurant in New York City. HRH Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia was the honored guest.


Please view below the Saint Lazarus Report, a recent social media post which discusses the historical Saint Lazarusm a Co-Patron Saint of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.

Saint Lazarus Report

Path to Peace Gala Postponed

Until October 28, 2020


NEW YORK (NEW YORK) - The 2020 Path to Peace Gala, originally scheduled for May 20 at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan, has been postponed until October 28. The delay was taken by the Path to Peace Foundation and Gala Dinner Committee in response to the ongoing crisis of the coronavirus. 

All reservations already received for the Gala will be transferred to October 28. If any of those who have already purchased tickets is unable to attend at the new date, they will be completely refunded. 

At the Gala, which will still take place at the Pierre Hotel, the Path to Peace Foundation intends to honor, during the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, with the 2020 Path to Peace Award, in recognition of the efforts of the United Nations to promote and build peace in the world as well as Secretary-General Guterres’ personal leadership as a peacemaker. 

The American Delegation of Savoy Orders is organizing a table for this event. Please inform us by email if you can join us in support of His Excellency Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer, President of the Path to Peace Foundation. 

Savoy Orders Pigott Scholarships


The deadline to receive scholarship applications has been extended from May 15 to June 15. For more information, please use this link:

2019 Ballo di Savoia Highlights


NEW YORK (NEW YORK)- 2019 Ballo di Savoia Winter Charity Gala, December 14, 2019, raised record funds for the New York Foundling Summer Camp Program for inner city youth.  HRH Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy was guest of honor together with his cousin HRH Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia.  Read the press release here:

Press Release

Save The Date for the 2020 Ballo di Savoia - Saturday, December 12, 2020

Savoy History Series


The Savoy Foundation is posting reports of past lectures and new reports on topics related to the Savoy dynasty, key historical personnages and architectural sites. 

Please visit our website and our social media posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to view these interesting updates.

In particular, please click on the following links for our recently posted report on the 2018 Savoy Lecture  and Savoy History Series reports on our social media, if you do not follow us on social media channels.

2018 Savoy Lecture Report
 Beato Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy Feast Day March 30 
Count Humbert III "The Blessed" Feast Day March 4
Royal Abbey of Hautecombe