A native of Cupertino, Calif. and former independent contractor at APPLE Inc., Jennie DeLuca Legary is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in partnership with Accademia Teatro alla Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecn...

Cross a discerning oenophile with an enthusiastic Italophile and you get the "Tasting in the Vineyards," the NIAF reception at the Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley on August 23, 4 – 6 p.m.   Join NIAF Area Coordinator Angelina Mondavi, who is at the forefront of a new generation of winemakers in Napa Valley, for an exclusive wine-tasting o...

My father, Charlie (Marcellino) Del Vecchio was born January 9, 1911 in Rome, New York. Both of his parents had emigrated from southern Italy (Campania) at the turn-of-the-century, so he was a first generation born Italian American.   Upon graduating from the Rome Free Academy, he worked for a short period for a photographic studio in Watert...

Italians in DC, insieme all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Casa Italiana, la National Italian American Foundation, Sons of Italy, il Lido Civic Club, e' lieta di sponsorizzare l'evento organizzato dalla Holy Rosary Church (la chiesa italo-americana a Washington) all'interno dell'Anno della Cultura Italiana.   La tavola rotonda offrira' un pro...

Densa di attività l'agenda della National Italian American Foundation di Washington che si appresta ad annunciare la lista di celebrità che hanno dato l'adesione al gala newyorkese del 3 aprile alla sala Cipriani on 42nd Street, un evento di richiamo che segue l'annuncio storico dell'assegnazione di un grant da mezzo milione di dollari alla Univers...

Congratulations to NIAF Chairman Joseph V. Del Raso, Esq., who received the Gerald Abraham Alumni Association Award for Service to Villanova University School of Law, which recognizes outstanding service by alumna mater.   Created and named in honor of Professor Gerald Abraham upon his retirement from Villanova Law School in 1999, the award...

By Ellen Weisberg   On behalf of President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, Italy's Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero bestowed the prestigious Order of the Merit of the Italian Republic (Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana) to Joseph V. Del Raso, chairman of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and Frank Giordano, m...

The National Italian American Foundation 2013 Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. The topic is: Italianità ...The Italian spirit or essence; ItaliannessThe photo contest is open to amateurs, shutterbugs and professionals. Submit only one photo per person/entrant. If you submit multiple entries, we will consider only the first photo received...

by Susan Danseyar   Art Furia treasures the traditions of his Italian-American heritage. Living up to his designation of "Cavaliere Ufficiale" bestowed by the prime minister of Italy in 2008, Mr. Furia finds time in his busy schedule as a partner with Shutts & Bowen to serve as general counsel and a member of the Executive Committee...

by Lavinia Pisani   The first time I fell for the work of Francesco Camillo Giorgino, a.k.a. "Millo," was the second I laid my eyes on one of his murals: a red-painted heart, amidst a surrounding black-and-white surface, that was being firmly hugged by a larger-than-life child-like figure.    After seeing Millo's name featured on...