About Us

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
  • Seton Hall Prep
  • St. Benedict’s Preparatory School
  • St. Dominic’s Academy
  • Union County College

Our History

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.