Thanksgiving is upon us and as I think about all that I have to be thankful for I must tell you I include each and every one of you on my list. It is a great joy for me to get to spend my days at the helm of the National Italian American Foundation and I want you to know that I realize every day that none of our works could be accomplished without your incredible support and confidence.
NIAF, if it is anything, is a collection of our awareness. A collection of Italian Americans who understand that ours is a history and culture worth preserving, worth engaging and worth passing on to our children and grandchildren. In everything we do, we are blessed truly to have members like you who give us the support that we need to continually build better programs, better events, and a stronger Italian American community.
On this Thanksgiving, I am incredibly thankful for all that you do to make NIAF great. I am sure you all will agree that we should be very thankful to have been born Italian Americans, the greatest culture in the greatest country on Earth!
My sincere wish for a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours on behalf of the entire NIAF family,
Yours in Thanks,
John M. Viola
President and COO
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)