Cento Amici (100 Friends) is a community-based, member organization dedicated to providing need-based scholarship assistance to qualified students in New Jersey. Our mission is to enhance the educational opportunities for those who need it most and who are most under-served by existing need-based programs.
As a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID 22-3800065), Cento Amici currently supports scholarships at the following institutions:
- Immaculate Conception High School
- Montclair State University
- Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
- Raritan Valley Community College
- Roselle Catholic High School
- Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
- Saint Peter’s Preparatory School
- St. Benedict’s Preparatory School
- Union County College
Founded in 1989, Cento Amici (originally known as Trenta Amici) first supported a range of charitable organizations. As our membership has grown over the years, we have narrowed our focus to the support of education, where our members believe we can have a significant impact.
In addition to supporting our scholarships, Cento Amici has also made special contributions to a scholarship fund established for the children of police officers and firefighters killed on 9/11, to the Delbarton School for the establishment of an inner-city scholarship fund, and to St. Anthony High School.
Members also contribute to an endowment fund for future scholarships.
Cento Amici stages two fund-raising events each year – a golf outing in the spring, and annual dinner in the fall. Please see the Golf Classic and Events areas of our web site for additional details.