Person of the Year Award

2022 Person of the Year Eugene Lanzone
Eugene Lanzone, 2022 Person of the Year

Eugene Lanzone
2022 Person of the Year

A proud Italian-American, Eugene Lanzone was born in San Francisco in 1962 to Emilia Migneco from Augusta, Sicily, and Modesto Lanzone from Framura, a gorgeous 10th-century town near the Cinque Terre. His father originally started working for Joe Vanessi (who later became Gene’s godfather) when he arrived in San Francisco, and later went on to have several very successful restaurants of his own.

“A man or woman distinguished in his or her field, and who has thus contributed to the community or the community at large, is recognized at the end of every year by the members of the Board of Il Cenacolo.”

Past Honorees

2022 Eugene Lanzone
2021 Susanna Lombardi
2019 Chuck Stagliano
2017 Anna Maria Pierini
2016 James J. Boitano
2015 Al Cavagnaro
2014 David T. Giannini
2013 Ron Derenzi
2012 Richard Wahlberg
2011 Romana D’Angelo Bracco
2010 Alessandro Baccari, Jr.
2009 Gordon C. Cuneo
2008 Joseph P. Russoniello
2007 Joseph B. Brucia
2006 Clifford “Kip” Cranna
2005 Andrew Canepa
2004 Raymond Beccio
2003 Lido Cantarutti
2002 David Lombardi, Jr.
2001 Adolph Capurro
2000 The Louis Martini Family
1998 Warren White
1997 Alfred Alessandri
1996 Robert Rossi, Jr.
1995 Tom Vano
1994 Robert Commanday
1993 William Kent III
1992 Alessandro Baccari
1991 Victor Vari
1990 Matthew Farruggio
1989 Fr. John Lo Schiavo, S.J.
1988 Salvatore Reina
1987 Joseph Cervetto, Sr.
1986 Judge Ed Panelli
1985 Frederic Campagnoli
1984 Fr. Efrem Trettel, O.F.M.
1983 Modesto Lanzone
1982 Harold Toso
1981 Harry Scott and William Kent III
1980 Renzo Turco
… and All Past Presidents