1st We the Italians Gala Dinner - June 20th, 2022

Jun 18, 2022 1687

On Monday, June 20, the first Gala Dinner of We the Italians, the media company dedicated to the Italian American community, will be held at the Foreign Ministry Circle. Guests of honor will be members of the board of the National Italian American Foundation, the most important institution representing the 20 million Italian Americans.

The gala dinner, which will be attended by more than 200 personalities from the world of institutions and industry, professionals and artists, will celebrate the friendship between Italy and the United States and the outstanding contribution made by Italian Americans to the economy, culture and every sector of American society.

The evening will open with a poolside cocktail reception that will then be followed by a seated dinner on the beautiful prato dei cannoni where the national anthems will be performed: the Italian one will be sung by Meri Kacbufi, the American one by Sofia Robinson-Pelosi.

This will be followed by three brief welcome addresses by Minister Plenipotentiary Luigi Maria Vignali, Director General for Italians Abroad of the Foreign Ministry and Chairman Emeritus of the Circolo del Ministero degli Esteri; Umberto Mucci, President of We the Italians; and Robert Carlucci, Chairman of the Board of the National Italian American Foundation.

Following this, Andrea Gumina, President of Associazione Amerigo, will describe the birth of the Transatlantic Investment Committee, which was established in October 2021 to foster improved transatlantic relations from an investment perspective.

Then it will be Luca Vullo's turn on stage: an author, director and producer of film and theater, Luca is an ambassador of Italian gestures in the world.

Later, the 2022 winners of the Four Freedoms Literary Award, organized by the Amerigo Association, which brings together Italian alumni of the International Cultural Exchange Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, will be announced.

To close the evening, plaques for the We the Italians "Two Flags One Heart 2022" awards will be presented. This year's award recipients are two: the National Italian American Foundation and Italian American baseball legend Mike Piazza, who will be in attendance.

Finally, We the Italians' issuance of its first NFT Non Fungible Token will be announced. We love Columbus is the name of the NFT promoted to support We the Italians' commitment to Christopher Columbus. The We love Columbus collection consists of 1492 NFTs and was published on the Opensea platform. 

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