John M. Viola

Once Again, Italy Needs Our Help!

October 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Dear Friend, Yesterday evening, just a little over 2 months after the devastating August 24 earthquake that destroyed large parts of central Italy and claimed nearly 300 lives, Italy was once again struck by two earthquakes of magnitude-5.5 and 6.1. Although there have been no fatalities, the physical destruction of these cities and towns is immeasurable, and they will take […]

Thanksgiving Message from NIAF’s John Viola

November 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dear Friends and Members of the NIAF Family, I know your inbox is inundated with messages in these days before Thanksgiving and will grow ever fuller as we await the arrival of the holiday season. I hope you don’t mind me adding myself to the myriad of e-mails, but I just wanted to take a moment to send a quick […]

Message from NIAF President John Viola

May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dear Friends, Over the past few months, you’ve probably seen the acronym “IALC” popping up in some of our literature, including our magazine, Ambassador. For those of you who are unaware, the IALC represents the National Italian American Foundation’s newest initiative for engaging Italian Americans across the nation. The Italian American Leadership Council (IALC) is the latest version of a […]

NIAF Official Delegation Meets in Sorrento and Naples, Italy

June 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

*Mission to Italy to Build Cultural Bridges* The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) leadership, including Chairman Joseph V. Del Raso, President John M. Viola, and the executive committee, will travel to Italy June 22- 29, 2014. The Foundation’s Mission to Italy will bring together board members, business leaders and local government officials to discuss key issues influencing cultural, economic and […]

A Spectacular Evening at NIAF’s Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street

April 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

American Idol Finalist Pia Toscano, Italo-Australian Singer ALFIO Perform (Washington, D.C. – April 13, 2012) “The Bronx Tale” star and Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri joined Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Bartiromo along with business leaders BNY Mellon’s Art Certosimo and Pfizer’s Frank D’Amelio, as well as Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business Dean Donna M. Rapaccioli, Ph.D., as honorees at […]