Abbondànza Donors

Abbondànza Donors

Initiated by visionaries Tony Rose and Rocco Suriano, owners of Italian restaurant Coco Pazzo, and the then Faculty of Fine Arts dean, Carl Granzow, Abbondànza became one of the most anticipated social events on the calendar.

An evening of abundance was created, with Italian food, exquisite entertainment and fine art highlighting student and faculty talents. It continues to bring together passionate arts supporters and philanthropists, many who have attended every event since 2002.

The growth of the endowment is from two decades of continuing community support from sponsors, attendees and the dean’s office.


To support the passions and dreams of students studying art, drama, music and new media at the University of Lethbridge.