The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 43rd Anniversary Awards Gala, October 13, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, will recognize a select group of distinguished honorees who have contributed at the highest levels in business, science, the arts, and government. Honorees are Chef Lidia Bastianich, Vincent Boccia, president, Con...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are excited to announce the 2018 grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experienc...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 43rd Anniversary Gala Weekend will be held October 12-14, 2018, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.  The weekend kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the NIAF Museum at NIAF’s headquarters, which features historical art and artifacts and digital presentations providin...

Congratulations to NIAF member William Giovinazzo on the publication of his new book “Italianità: The Essence of Being Italian and Italian-American,” about the special quality that binds everyone of Italian descent – Italiani nel Mondo! In this book, Giovinazzo explores the culture and history of Italians and Italian Americans, looks at food, relig...

The Communications and Social Media Manager is responsible for conveying NIAF’s internal and external messages, effectively describing and promoting the organization and its programs, creating and managing all social media content, building social media campaigns aligned with NIAF’s mission and engaging our audience and community to grow NIAF’s mem...

Still time to sign up for NIAF’s 14th Annual Tournament on Monday, August 13, at the Old Westbury Golf & Country Club in Old Westbury, N.Y. The tournament benefits NIAF membership and educational programs. Registration and breakfast at 10:30 a.m. – foursome packages include shotgun start at noon; cocktails, awards and raffle, and dinner. Sponsorshi...

On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors and the Executive Search Committee, Chairpersons Gabriel Battista and Patricia de Stacy Harrison announced that Lawrence J. Purpuro will join the Foundation on September 1, 2018, as its new Chief Executive Officer. “Larry brings to this position experience and success i...

Seventeen university students from across the nation will participate in the 2018 Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses-paid educational and cultural initiative sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) that takes Italian American students to Italy each summer. This year’s tour will send student...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #104 magazine of We the Italians! While We the Italians is working for great news, which we hope to be able to announce soon, this month we have been part of three important events here in Italy.

155 Paesi, 294.000 partecipanti, 7.500 borse di studio. Sono i numeri impressionanti del programma Fulbright, il piano di scambi culturali che dal 1948 crea un ponte fra gli Stati Uniti e il resto del mondo. Settant’anni fa grazie alla visione di un senatore dell’Arkansas, William Fulbright, il dipartimento di Stato americano istituiva la commissio...