2.5.19 ‒2.19.19 ‒ vol. 15

Pelham’s Dennis Berberich, Jr. Honored at Catholic Institute of the Food Industry Gala

by Joe Nunziata


On February 9th The Catholic Institute of the Food Industry (CIFI) will hold its Installation Gala and Dinner-Dance Fundraiser at The Marina Del Rey.  The event will include the second consecutive induction of its  President, long time Pelham resident Dennis Berberich, Jr. The Installing Officer will be John Scalfani.


The Catholic Institute of the Food Industry (CIFI) was formed in 1946 to unite employees of the food industry at all levels with the common interest to help those in need. For the past 25 years, it has been a steadfast and generous supporter of Calvary Hospital - the world leader in providing end of life palliative care to adult patients - and its many programs of its unique hospice care.  CIFI has also facilitated countless referrals for members of the community, thus increasing access to Calvary Care for those most in need. This includes Family Care Center, providing ongoing support that has helped thousands of family members find comfort and respite. The C.I.F.I also supports and assists other worthwhile institutions and charitable causes throughout the year.


Being installed once again as the CIFI President, Mr. Berberich is known as a business and civic leader, and humanitarian.  He follows in the footsteps of his late father, Dennis Sr., who was past President of the C.I.F.I., tirelessly working to raise money for the organization and its beneficiaries. A beverage industry executive with over three decades of experience in the business (including E&J Gallo Winery, Diageo Guinness USA and Terlato Wines International) he spearheads his own consulting company - DMB Consulting. He volunteers for a wide range of civic and charitable causes, including working closely with Calvary Hospital, being Co-Chair of Calvary’s Annual Golf and Tennis Fundraiser in his father’s memory; he is an active member of the Larchmont chapter of the Knights of Columbus; and participates in Pelham Civic Association initiatives such as the Needy Cases Program for individual and families in need. For further information about the C.I.F.I. Gala, contact Renee Delmotte-Petit: rdelmotte@bozzutos.com


(Photo credit: Dominica Comfort Photographs)



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