John Viola

Ferrari S.p.A. Joins NIAF Efforts to Support Earthquake Victims in Italy

December 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

(Washington, D.C. – December 6, 2016) Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari S.p.A. has joined the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in aiding victims of the 2016 earthquakes in central Italy. On December 3, Ferrari S.p.A. donated a one-of-a-kind 949hp LaFerrari hypercar coupé to RM Sotheby’s Charity Sale to benefit NIAF’s Italian American Relief Fund, a coordinated effort to provide support to natural […]

NIAF Statement of the Earthquake in Central Italy

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

NIAF Joseph V. Del Raso, Chairman, and John M. Viola, President, issued the following statement:   “The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) extends its sincerest condolences to the victims and their families suffering from the recent earthquake that struck central Italy.  “Our hearts are broken by the death and destruction that is taking place in Accumoli and throughout the central region, […]

NIAF Mourns the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

February 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

  February 13, 2016 (Washington, D.C.– February 13, 2016) “On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors, we are deeply saddened by the passing of the United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Scalia family. Justice Scalia died at the age of 79 on February 12, 2016, in his […]

NIAF Leadership and Italian American Organizations Criticize New York Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino Remarks

July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

*NIAF President Calls for Civility and Respect within Community* (Washington, D.C. – July 29, 2014) The National Italian Foundation’s leaders, including President John M. Viola, and other Italian American groups, react with shock and disappointment to Republican Gubernatorial candidate and Westchester County executive Rob Astorino remarks yesterday. During a campaign stop in Syracuse, N.Y., Astorino compared incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo’s […]

NIAF Calls For Proposals $500,000 Grant Award in Latin and Related Studies

August 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

(Washington, D.C. – August 1, 2013) Colleges and universities in the United States are invited to submit proposals for the development and implementation of a program(s) to support the study of Latin, ancient Roman archaeology, ancient Roman civilization and other related subjects. The grant will support opportunities for students to study abroad, conduct research, and pursue fellowships in the United […]

National Italian American Foundation Appoints John Viola as the New Chief Operating Officer

February 14, 2012 // 1 Comment

NIAF announced today that John Viola, former executive director of the Pope John Paul II Family Academy, a private Catholic, co-educational school in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  and the Madonna Della Neve Foundation in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named Chief Operating Officer of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), effective February 6, 2012. His appointment was confirmed by NIAF Chairman and Chief Executive […]