27th Annual National Education & Leadership Awards Gala

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 : 6 p.m. reception - 7 p.m. program
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.

Join the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) on Thursday, May 21, 2015, for the 27th Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The signature Washington event returns to the National Building Museum to honor Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Terry O'Sullivan, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Alfred Grasso and Geno Auriemma. In addition to these outstanding headline honorees, the SIF's national scholarship recipients -- chosen through a highly rigorous and competitive process -- will be showcased.

The NELA Gala is the SIF's most important fund-raising and public affairs event, highlighting the foundation's commitment to educational excellence, leadership and the betterment of society. To date, the NELA Gala has helped the SIF raise nearly $163 million for education, medical research, disaster relief, cultural preservation, veterans' causes, and other special projects, with more than $59 million in scholarships awarded.

Reserve tickets, tables, and sponsorships online, with a printable form or call 202-547-8115.

Honorees & Special Guest

National Education & Leadership Award: 

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno - Chief of Staff, United States Army - Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service

Terry O'Sullivan - General President, Laborers' International Union of North America


Special Recognition Award for Science & Medicine:

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. - Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH

Special Award for Excellence in Sports Leadership:

Geno Auriemma - Head Coach, University of Connecticut Women's Basketball

Humanitarian Award:

Alfred Grasso - President & CEO, The MITRE Corporation


Master of Ceremonies:

Joe Mantegna

And the 2015 Sons of Italy Foundation® Scholarship Winners

Please direct questions to nelagala@osia.org or call 202.547.8115.

Additional information may also be viewed on the NELA website.

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