Gianluca Cellucci was a beloved son, friend, and brother whom we lost suddenly and tragically on February 7, 2016, at the age of 22. Gianluca was genuine, loyal, determined, conscientious and fearless. He loved traveling, playing and watching sports and thrived when he was outdoors. Gianluca’s gentle nature and adventurous spirit touched and inspired all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. In his short life, Gianluca seized every opportunity and lived life to the fullest while encouraging his family and friends to follow in his example. A political science graduate, Gianluca was passionate about social justice issues and aspired to join local law enforcement. As a police officer, Gianluca would have worked tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged.
In supporting and furthering Gianluca’s passion for social justice, Gianluca's family and friends have come together to create “Gianluca’s Gift”. Our mission is to support at-risk and underprivileged youth and to provide them with opportunities that would otherwise not be accessible. In doing so, we hope to inspire the youth of York Region to develop the same positive character traits and values that Gianluca possessed.
Our vision is to help positively shape the character and development of York Region's youth and inspire them to be their best selves, so that no other family has to endure a similar tragic loss.
To date Gianluca's Gift has raised just over $140,000 for 360°kids and Character Community York Region