For the first time in five years, the rain held off, and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) was able to hold its Fifth Annual Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament outdoors. The tournament, held in memory of former NIAF Board Member and Chair of the Foundation’s Government Relations and Public Policy Committee Mark Valente, featured 10 t...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has elected a new Board of Directors for the 2017-2021 term, during a March 23, 2017 meeting at the New York offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and ceo of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and former NIAF vice chair; and Gabriel A. Battista, former president,...

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...

The Bronx has been home of many Italians during the XX century. It is impossible, for those who are interested in knowing the history of the Italian American community, to ignore this New York borough; as it is impossible not to feel Italy in Arthur Avenue, that somebody calls "the real Little Italy". It is here that we've met John Calvelli, now E...

The National Italian American Foundation recreated its 40th Anniversary Awards Gala Weekend into an extravaganza of song, homage to heritage, family ties, and passion for food. The Foundation's celebration of its 40-year milestone united Italian American and Italian cultures of the past with an eye to the future. The NIAF gala was presented by Alit...

by John Calvelli, National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Executive Vice President   "On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation's Board of Directors, we congratulate Westchester County District Attorney Janet M. DiFiore on her nomination as chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, by Governor A...