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NIAF Mourns the Passing of Founding Member Pino Cicala

April 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) mourns the passing of Pino Cicala, one of the founders of NIAF and a tireless promoter of the Italian culture in the greater Washington, D.C. area for more than half a century. “The entire NIAF family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our organization’s founders and a man who for 60 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 HONORS SPORTS GREATS, INDUSTRY LEADERS IN NEW YORK CITY

May 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sport legends Mike Piazza, 12-time MLB All-Star elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame; and Luigi P. “Lou” Carnesecca, legendary coach of St. John’s University’s basketball team and inductee of the Naismith Basket Ball Hall of Fame, headlined the list of gala honorees with industry executives in business, finance, and real estate at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) […]

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT TRIPS TO ITALY IN 2016

November 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

* Online Application Available at www.niaf.org/voyageofdiscovery * (WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 3, 2015) For the 17th consecutive year, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will sponsor its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program, an educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students enrolled in a college or university to Italy each year. This all-expenses-paid trip will take […]

MLB ALL-STAR MIKE PIAZZA, ITALIAN POP TRIO IL VOLO, ACTOR CHAZZ PALMINTERI, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SAMUEL A. ALITO JR. GRACE NIAF GALA CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

October 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

A Celebration of Family, Culture, Song and Food (WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 19, 2015) The National Italian American Foundation recreated its 40th Anniversary Awards Gala Weekend into an extravaganza of song, homage to heritage, family ties, and passion for food. The Foundation’s celebration of its 40-year milestone united Italian American and Italian cultures of the past with an eye to […]

GLOBALLY-KNOWN BUSINESSMAN AND CAFE MILANO’S FRANCO NUSCHESE TO BE HONORED AT NIAF 40th ANNIVERSARY GALA IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

October 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 13, 2015) Franco Nuschese, president of Georgetown Entertainment Group LLC, and owner of Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C., will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Nuschese will receive the NIAF 40th Anniversary Award for Leadership and Service on October 17, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman […]

Michael Barone, keynote speaker at the NIAF Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Luncheon Series

September 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Michael Barone, senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner and resident fellow at American Enterprise Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the NIAF Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Luncheon Series. Barone is also the principal co-author of “The Almanac of American Politics,” (22nd edition released in August), and author of “Shaping Our Nation, How Surges of Migration Transformed America […]

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