The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Pat A. Cipollone, an Italian American, being appointed as White House Counsel this week. Cipollone has practiced in commercial litigation, trade regulation, health-care fraud and has experience and expertise in defending corporations. He was a former partner at the law firm Kirkland and...

Applications for NIAF scholarships are now open! Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students. If you are Italian American or if you are studying Italian in college, apply today! Deadline is March 1, 2019. For more information, contact Julia Streisfeld, Program Manag...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced today that its Earthquake Relief Fund will give $450,000 to the Norcia community, a town with 5,000 residents located in Umbria, in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that struck Central Italy in 2016.  NIAF is partnering with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) to build a new...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) applauds the White House for posthumously awarding Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. When President Reagan appointed Justice Scalia in 1986, he was the first Italian American judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court in the United States’ history and served...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces today that applications are open for its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program. Now in its 19th year, this all-expenses paid cultural and educational initiative sends Italian American college students to Italy each year, to strengthen their understanding of their heritage a...

October was full of festivities and celebrations for those of Italian Heritage. The chief celebration this year was NIAF’s annual gala weekend in Washington, DC. As the National Italian American Foundation kicked off its 43rd Gala Weekend, Italian Americans from all over the country poured into the nation’s capital to take part. The weekend began w...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in collaboration with the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), presented its Young Investigator Award to Assistant Professor Giuseppe Loianno, head of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering's new Agile Robotics and Perception Lab. The award was bestowed at a conference focused on technology to a...

IN THE MOOD IN OUR OWN WAY: a documentary written, produced, directed and narrated by LUCA MARTERA, edited by CARLA BRANDOLINI, linguistic consultant and additional voice narration FRANK PISATURO. A Sexual Radar Production, 2018 https://vimeo.com/296585302 From the ancient Italian tradition of the Great Opera Houses to the Neapolitan melodies of 20...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) supports Christopher Columbus Day and opposes public campaigns that advocate for its elimination as a federal holiday. As an organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of Italian American heritage, we support unequivocally keeping Columbus Day as a federal holiday. We believe that Columbus...

Lo scorso 12 ottobre, presso la sede centrale della National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) a Washington D.C., si è inaugurato il nuovo Museo Nazionale dell’Emigrazione Italiana. 26 milioni di italo americani hanno finalmente un museo dedicato alla loro storia. Il Museo, infatti, ripercorre tutte le tappe che portarono i nostri emigranti a lasc...