The College Board has threatened to cancel the AP Placement Exam, unless it receives significant external funding. The College Board is the non-profit entity that administers college entrance exams ­ the SATs and the Advanced Placement, or AP, exams.
The way to make this happen is to support the Italian Language Foundation, which is raising money not just to keep it alive, but to keep it going ­ forever!  Part of its mission is to support the AP Italian program; another part is to lobby local school districts to make Italian a permanent part of their curricula.
Italian language studies need all of us in order to survive and prosper!  We all need to visit the Italian Language Foundation¹s website,, and donate whatever we can, whether it¹s $10, $50, $100, or as much as you can afford.  Please note that the Italian Language Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) corporation. All donations are tax deductible.
“We cannot allow AP Italian to be discontinued. Simply, it is too great a resource for the education and futures of America’s children and our society. We need your support to insure that Advanced Placement Program in Italian is funded in perpetuity.”

You can mail your check made payable to the Italian Language Foundation, Inc. and mail it to Italian Language Foundation, 8 East 69 St. New York, NY 10021.  If you would prefer to donate on-line by credit card though secure servers simply log on to,