— The Foundation
The Genoa Foundation 1893 was established on March 7, 2006 and by the following September 5, by Decree of the Region of Liguria, it gained its formal recognition and legal status.
The Foundation was born from the initiative of the President of the Genoa Cricket and Football Club, Enrico Preziosi in a delicate phase in the history of the club. The initiative drew on and took advantage from the events of the period, the response of the Genoa CFC community, and worked towards guaranteeing its future existence.
The Body is a “Participatory Foundation”: members who make contributions in the various forms provided by the by-laws may express their vote to appoint members of the Board of Directors, which in turn is in charge of the appointment of the Regency Board.
The Foundation received an initial endowment from its founder consisting of a sum of money, as well as shares representing 25% of the share capital of Genoa-Società, with the guarantee of the preservation of the integrity of the share capital for ten years. Following the loss of said guarantee, the shares will be downgraded, thus guaranteeing the Foundation a suitable revenue contributing to its own, and the Museum’s, survival for the coming years.
— The Mission
— Organization Chart
2013 - 2015: Avv. Paolo Gatto | Sig. Giovanni Blondet
2010 - 2012: Dott. Luca Barabino | Avv Giorgio Guerello
2009 - 2010: Prof. Andrea D’Angelo | Prof. Sergio Maria Carbone
2006 - 2009: Prof. Andrea D’Angelo | Prof. Sergio Maria Carbone
2013 - 2015: Avv. Paolo Gatto | Sig. Giovanni Blondet | Prof. Alberto Maria Benedetti | Avv. Giorgio Guerello | Sig. Roberto Martini
2010 - 2012: Dott. Luca Barabino | Avv Giorgio Guerello | Sig. Roberto Martini | Avv. Paolo Gatto
2009 - 2010: Prof. Andrea D’Angelo | Prof. Sergio Maria Carbone | Sig. Gian Paolo Samengo | Sig. Mauro Stratta
2006 - 2009: Prof. Andrea D’Angelo | Prof. Sergio Maria Carbone | Sig. Enrico Neri | Sig. Maurizio Pezzolo | Sig. Gian Paolo Samengo
2013 - 2015: Prof. Bruno Lantieri | Sig. Paolo Lavagetto | Dott. Giovanna Liconti | Dott. Enrico Montolivo | Sig.ra Cristina Moresino | Avv. Eugenio Segalerba | Avv. Stefano Scotto | Sig. Giovanni Villani | Dott. Angelo Berlangeri (Rappresentante Regione Liguria)
2010 - 2012: Dott. Pietro Berrino | Sig.ra Tiziana Cabona | Dott. Enrico Montolivo | Sig. Enrico Neri | Avv. Giorgio Guerello (Rappresentante Comune di Genova) | Dott. Fabio Morchio (Rappresentante Regione Liguria) | Avv. Lorenzo Zito (Rappresentante Provincia) | Sig.ra Cristina Moresino | Avv. Gianni Roy | Dott. Cesare Robello | Avv. Maurizio Mascia | Dott. Maddalena Costa | Dott. Matteo Costigliolo | Dott. Federico Musso Piantelli | Prof. Virgilio Bachi | Avv. Federico Odero | Dott. Corrado Levo | Dott. Daniele Bruzzone | Sig. Paolo Marini
2009 - 2010: Dott. Luca Barabino | Prof. Alberto Maria Benedetti | Sig. Massimo Cataldi | Avv. Roberto Giovanetti | Avv. Giorgio Guerello (Rappresentante Comune di Genova) | Dott. Alberto Marcheselli | Sig. Ivan Miliotti | Dott. Enrico Montolivo | Dott. Fabio Morchio (Rappresentante Regione Liguria) | Sig.ra Cristina Moresino | Avv. Luca Svampa | Avv. Gianni Roj | Avv. Maurizio Mascia | Dott. Maddalena Costa
2006 - 2009: Prof. Andrea D’Angelo | Prof. Sergio Maria Carbone
2013 - 2015: Rag. Riccardo Puleo | Dott. Stefano Lunardi | Dott. Enrico Zappa
2010 - 2012: Rag. Riccardo Puleo | Dott. Ermanno Martinetto | Dott. Enrico Zappa
2009 - 2010: Dott. Giuseppe Spotorno | Dott. Emilio Gatto | Rag. Riccardo Puleo
2006 - 2009: Dott. Giuseppe Spotorno | Dott. Emilio Gatto | Rag. Riccardo Puleo
— The Foundation’s initiatives
In July 2006, the “Quale riforma per il calcio” or “Which Reform for Football” conference was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Law in Genoa, and in December the editorial papers series “Quaderni della Fondazione” was born with its first publication “Essere Genoani” or “Being Genoans”. Also in the same year, the Foundation began its own website www.fondazionegenoa.com.
2007 saw the foundation join with the Genoa Cricket Association 1893, supporting it for a period of time and launching a project for amateur youth football in collaboration with Amicizia Lagaccio, CerialeCisano, Corte 82, Nuova San Fruttuoso.
In the same year, in accordance with its statutory goals, the foundation was among the promoters of the Advanced Course in “Professional Sports Law” established by the University of Genoa. Followed by the release of the second volume of “Quaderni della Fondazione” with the publication “Il destino nelle mani” or “Destiny in one’s hands” and in collaboration with the publisher De Ferrari a box of 3 volumes is printed dedicated to the history of Genoa CFC titled “La leggenda genoana” or “The Genoan Legend”.
In 2008, a new “Quaderno della Fondazione” was published off-series – the “Dizionario illustrato dei giocatori genoani” or “Illustrated Dictionary of Genoese Players” by Davide Rota, is published and the Foundation collaborates to organize the 115th anniversary of Genoa CFC by supporting a part of the costs. In October the foundation participated in the conference organized at the Palazzo della Borsa of Genoa under the title “Lo sport e la Grande Guerra” or “Sport and the Great War” and through its website opens a service for the daily press review of the team.
At the end of the year, painter Flavio Costantini made a screenprint titled “Genoa: il cuore della città” or “Genoa: the heart of the city”, with a limited edition of 500 copies signed and numbered by the artist.
The third volume of “Quarderni della Fondazione” was then published with the volume of journalist Gessi Adamoli entitled “Le mie figurine rossoblù. Trent’anni di Genoa vissuti in prima persona” or “My red-blue figurines. Thirty years of Genoa experienced first hand”.
In June 2009, the Museum of the History of Genoa was created on the premises of the foundation headquarters and opened to the public, obtaining by ministerial measure the recognition of the relevant cultural interests ex art. 48, c. 6, d. lgs. 42/2004 and art. 8, c.2, lett. F) DPR 233/2007.
On 30 April 2009 the foundation participated at the Faculty of Motor Science at the University of Turin at the seminar “Gli esordi (1893-1915) della squadra maestra del calcio in Italia” or “The Beginnings (1893-1915) of the Italian Football Team”.
In 2010 a feasibility study for the renovation of the “Luigi Ferraris” Stadium is entrusted to a group of architects. With Costa Art, the print shop of Salita Santa Caterina (Genoa), a series of artistic photographs are made on canvas, inspired by the story of Il Grifone. The Genoese comedian actor Carlo Denei publishes in the same year, sponsored by the Foundation, the volume “Dove osano i grifoni” or “Where the Griffons Dare” published by A & A in December, followed by a second release entitled “Gocce di Genoa su di noi” or “Droplets of Genoa on us”.
From 2011 to 2015 the Foundation donated books, magnets and other memorabilia to “Emergency” for its Christmas sales. The initiative “Locali Amici della Fondazione” or “Local Friends of the Foundation” is launched in 2011, which seeks collaborative recreation between the Foundation and various Genoese and Ligurian associations.
On May 31, 2012, in agreement with the Association of Friends of the Anglican Church, the Foundation and Genoa CFC allow the Fawcus Cup to be displayed on the premises of the Church during the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.
With the support of the City of Genoa, five signposts were installed in the Porto Antico area to indicate the exact location of the premises.
In a homage to Sir J.R. Spensley (1867-1915) the English pioneer of football, in the centenary of his death, the Foundation organizes in its halls a conference titled “One special gentleman in Genoa” in collaboration with the Centro Studi Mario Mazza and with the participation of the British Consulate.
Finally, the Historical Committee intervenes at the presentation of the volume “Quando vinceva il Quadrilatero. 1908-1928: gli anni d’oro del calcio piemontese” or “When the Quadrilateral won. 1908-1928: the golden years of Piedmontese football” at the Loggia di San Sebastiano at Ovada.
In 2016, the Foundation and the Spensley Association recreated the historic jersey of former footballer Franco Ferrari and opened a weekly column in collaboration with the Genoa News website titled “Il Grifone racconta” or “The Griffin Recounts” dedicated to Genoa CFC players who made history.
The Rotary Club of Novi Ligure in October invited the Foundation’s Historical Committee to host the conference “Le relazioni anglo-genovesi e le origini del football a Genova” or “Anglo-Genoese relations and the origins of football in Genoa”. In the same period, the Genoese artist Nicola Montera creates for the Foundation a series of graphic illustrations with mixed media, limited edition, numbered and autographed.
In October, the Foundation participated in two conferences on technologies for Cultural Heritage: the first at the Real Collegio di Lucca and the second at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano.
At the end of the year, the company began a new collaboration with the company “Handmade Emanuela” for the creation of red-blue knitwear and establishes, in collaboration with the Association “Per Staglieno Onlus”, the initiative “Let’s pay homage to History”, a guided tour at the Monumental Cemetery in Genoa on the tombs of illustrious genoans (football players, presidents, singers, actors etc).
In 2017, with the Val Bisagno City Hall, the Foundation will install two historical plaques at the ends of Carrega Bridge, a historic site for the City and team.
In 2018, the publication of a new “Quaderno della Fondazione” dedicated to the match tables of Genoa is planned.