The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) mourns the passing of Leandro Rizzuto, founder and chief executive officer of Conair Corporation and former NIAF board member. “On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation Board of Directors, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Rizzuto, who was a longtime leader of the Italian Ameri...

The annual gathering of the National Italian American Foundation in celebration of Italian American heritage was held the weekend of November 4 in Washington D.C. The NIAF 42nd Anniversary Gala Weekend program consisted of a medley of events, from entertainment to education. Italian Americans from Sicily, this year’s region of honor, were particula...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Frank Giordano, executive vice president of National Membership of NIAF, on his appointment to the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Kennedy Center, located in Washington, D.C., is one of the most esteemed arts institutions in the n...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program. Now in its 19th year, this all-expenses-paid cultural and educational initiative sends 20 Italian American college and university students to Italy each year, to strengthen the...

The lights had switched off at Jalisco Stadium when Roberto Angotti ’84 finished writing an article about Team Italy’s comeback to beat Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. “It was 4 a.m.,” said Angotti, the English language reporter for Federazione Italiana Baseball e Softball. “The team shuttle had left and I was stranded on the outskirts o...

The Wishwall is a wall of hope, a powerful vehicle that brings people together and stimulates dreams. It all started in Philadelphia with one intent: leave a concrete mark. The Wishwall went up in Philadelphia honoring Pope Francis, then in went in Marlton, NJ honoring slain singer Christina Grimmie. At that point, the The Wishwall needed to go big...

Ciao from Rome, and (in a few days) Happy Thanksgiving! It has been a very intense month for us at We the Italians. First of all, we celebrated Veterans Day with the interview to Anthony Ficarri, the new President of Italian American War Veterans: the interview is also on this November issueof our magazine. On October 17th, in Rome, we attended the...

In partnership with our friends from the Comitati delle Due Sicilia USA and Argenio Napoli, Il Regno descended on Washington DC Saturday morning for the National Italian American Foundation’s 42nd Anniversary Expo and Gala at the festively decorated Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Unfortunately, we were unable to make Friday night’s kick of...

The Sbarro Health Research Organization, Inc., in collaboration with the National Italian American Foundation, Temple University’s College of Science and Technology and the Giovan Giacomo Giordano Foundation, also thanks to the kind unconditioned sponsorship of Pastificio di Martino, will organize a medical conference discussing diet and nutrition....

Nicole Alexandra Cacchiotti, Global Business Student at Suffolk University, was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Photography Competition. The competition asked photographers, amateurs and professionals, to submit images that best captured “That’s Amore”, and received entries from all over the world...