Because of his involvement in numerous charitable causes and his commitment to making art with a purpose, Luciano Lamonarca has been nicknamed “The Goodwill Tenor.” Part of the proceeds from the sales of his first album “Mamma” was donated to the City of Hope in Zambia, a missionary project by the Salesian Nuns, helping orphan girl victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
With the Album “The Impossible Dream,” he donated part of the proceeds from each downloaded song to the Mini Maestros Program. This program enables New York City public school students and their parents to attend New York Choral Society performances at Carnegie Hall at no cost.
He initiated, organized, and performed in the project “United for Abruzzo,” an artistic tour of Manhattan, Staten Island, and Pennsylvania with the goal of raising funds for the victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo in 2009. In the spring of 2011 he introduced two very important philanthropic projects. The first was “An Evening of Italian Opera Arias,” a gift of voice for cancer patients, families, and friends, which was a show of support for musculoskeletal cancer research arranged through the Wintergarden program at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. The second was the April 2011 benefit concert “Luciano Lamonarca and Friends” at Victor Borge Hall at the Scandinavia House with the Peace Trio and Pianist Asami Tamura, on behalf of the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.
Luciano Lamonarca has authored and executed numerous other artistic-philanthropic projects to benefit orphans and the poor from various communities in the United States and is a proud supporter of charitable organizations.