It's Italian American Heritage Month! NIAF is celebrating in many ways, one being its biggest annual gala in Washington, D.C. For 46 years, the National Italian American Foundation has recognized Italian and Italian American achievements in business, art, science, finance, entertainment, medicine and beyond. NIAF will continue the tradition on Satu...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are thrilled to announce the 2020 and 2021 grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. The Film Forum, led by AGBO’s Russo Brothers and President of Creative, Angela Russo-Otstot, is an initiative to fund films depicting and...

It's not easy to take over the reins of NIAF at this time, with a pandemic that is still doing damage and casualties, and that has left major economic and social problems in the United States. Several programs of the National Italian American Foundation, as well as other national and local Italian American and non-Italian American organizations, ha...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is excited to celebrate its 46th Anniversary Gala at the elegant Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 23. This year, NIAF will salute its 2021 Region of Honor, Abruzzo, Italy’s most abundantly natural and “greenest” region. NIAF will also celebrate five distinguished honorees...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) condemns the vandalization of St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Church, the National Italian Parish for Southern California, located near downtown Los Angeles and has pledged $5,000 for its restoration. What was supposed to be a day of celebration in honor of Columbus Day, turned bitter early Monday mornin...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) commends Italy for its substantial relief efforts in Afghanistan over the course of the past 14 days. Italy was among the first countries to start civilian evacuations from Kabul and airlifted 5,011 people, including 4,890 Afghans (among those, 1,301 women and 1,453 children), more than any other Euro...

The National Italian American Foundation is now accepting submissions for our Ninth Annual NIAF Photo Contest. ENTER TODAY! The Theme: Tutto Bene! (Everything is fine!). This year’s Photo Contest theme Tutto Bene! means “Everything is Fine!” And, compared to 2020, that optimistic tone seems appropriate. The challenge is to submit photos that in som...

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, the oldest Italian organization in our nation’s capital, will honor Dr. John P. Rosa with the Public Service Humanitarian Award at the Club’s annual Past Presidents Night Gala on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Hilton in McLean, Virginia. “For decades Dr. Rosa has been a leader in chiropractic and integrat...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates former Chairman Jerry Colangelo on leading Team USA to its fourth consecutive gold in men’s basketball. The gold medal came after an 87-82 win over France on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. “We are extremely proud of Jerry’s accomplishments as executive director of USA Basketball. We salute Je...