The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Pete D'Alessandro on his new appointment as General Manager of the Sacramento Kings, the National Basketball Association's franchise in California's capital city.   "A highly talented basketball executive and proud Italian American, Pete brings not only passion and integrity to th...

Ad aprile AmCham organizza una Business Mission a New York City e Washington DC. Il viaggio, previsto dal 7 all’11 aprile, si terrà in occasione del NIAF's New York Gala che si svolgerà la sera di mercoledì 8 aprile presso l’esclusivo ristorante Cipriani. Quest’anno la mission assume una particolare valenza in quanto rientra tra le iniziative previ...

By Rosario Mariani   Pawnbrokers The traditional symbol of the pawnbroker three golden balls (photo above) is derived from the Medici family coat-of-arms, who ruled Florence in the 15th and 16th centuries.   The symbol was spread by the Lombards, Italian bankers, Goldsmiths and money lenders who set up business in medieval London. &...

By Riccardo Chioni Quest'anno la Niaf per la 38esima edizione annuale della convention nella capitale ha abbandonato i colonnati, preferendo come scenografia un pergolato fiorito dove ha sistemato il tavolo con gli ospiti d'onore, mentre il soffitto della sala delle feste del Hilton Hotel risplendeva di un azzurro cielo con il logo della Fondazion...

This week our interview tells a story of beauty. Four different beautiful things, actually. The first beauty is the donation of 500,000 $ by the late Italian American Ernest L. Pellegri, one of NIAF's donors. Mr. Pellegri passed away in April 2012 at age 83. He wanted to give back, and – as many other Italian Americans did and do – chose NIAF to be...

SPONSOR: National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in conjunction with the NIAF- Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Forum and the Italian American Congressional Staff Association WHO: Opening Remarks from Congressman David Cicilline and a Panel of Experts on Italy and the Syrian Refugee Crisis WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2015. Noon – 1:3...

By John Kelly About 30 years ago, an Italian friend of ours visited. After a few days doing the tourist thing, he exclaimed: "I love Washington! It's like a Rome where everything works."   I don't know what Adriano would think of D.C. today, when Metro breaks down routinely and Congress seems proud of its dysfunction. But I understood his p...

La National Italian American Foundation di Washington torna con il gala annuale sotto le volte rinascimentali di Cipriani a 42nd Street il prossimo 8 aprile portando all'appuntamento newyorkese popolari nomi del piccolo schermo e di Broadway.   La Niaf ha anticipato che durante il New York Gala saranno consegnati riconoscimenti a due volti t...

It was a record-breaking night for La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi, with over 500 guests celebrating the night's theme "Building the Future Today". John Michael Viola, President and Chief Operating Officer of NIAF, was honored. He praised the school for being the only school where a child can learn "not only the Italian language but they'll le...

The Italian Language Foundation is underwriting the cost of upcoming workshops for middle and high school teachers of Italian. A $25 teacher membership in the ILF is a condition for participation. Teachers can become ILF members via the ILF website (www.ilf.org).   The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will conduc...