The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce the following have been nominated and elected to serve on the NIAF Board of Directors: Janet Cafaro, Philanthropist; Joseph V. Del Raso, Esq., Partner, Troutman Pepper; Daniel M. DiLella, President and CEO, Equus Partners, Ltd.; Joseph Gulino, Esq., Assistant Managing Partner, DRR...

A new organization is seeking to dispel the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus, and it is being backed by the five largest Italian American organizations in the United States and their millions of members and followers. In the wake of the unprecedented attacks on the reputation of Christopher Columbus that have spread throughout the country, th...

Join NIAF for A Mangiare: A Cultural History for Foodies, with Author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, Carla Gambescia. Tuesday July 14, 7:00pm EST. Test your knowledge about Italian cuisine while discovering little-known facts and the origin stories behind some of Italian cuisine's most iconic in...

Wednesday June 24, 7:00pm EST. Join NIAF for Italy in Our Hearts and Minds: The Alchemy of Italy with Author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture from A to Z, Carla Gambescia. REGISTER NOW. Be sure to sign up before space runs out! The lecture will also be accompanied by a stunning slideshow. Registration is requi...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that NIAF’s prestigious 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadership in Health and Science will be presented to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a member of the President’s Coronavirus Task Force. The award will...

Wednesday, June 17, 6:00pm EST. Register Here. In this second session of NIAF's Virtual Genealogy Series, we are going to show you how to research U.S. Records (Immigration Records, Census Records, Naturalization Records, among others). Whether you are applying for Italian Citizenship or researching your Family History, knowing the exact place of b...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors are united in their protest of the vandalization of the Christopher Columbus statues in Boston, Mass.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Richmond, Va.; and many other cities. There are also petitions to remove the Christopher Columbus statues in New York City and Syracuse, N.Y. NIAF firmly believ...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is comprised of men and women of Italian heritage whose ancestors immigrated to the United States seeking a better life. In too many cases, they were met with prejudice and intolerance, while many Italian American leaders served at the forefront of the struggle for equality and justice. Unfortunately,...

In light of the 2020 VOD being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2002, I had the life changing honor to go to NIAF’s Voyage of Discovery program (or Gift of Discovery back then). I was just a young college student when I was selected to go on the Voyage of Discovery, and the experience completely changed my life. Before going on the Voyage...

Our dad, Pat Turano came from Calabria, Italy, in 1971 and opened his first pizzeria, Casa Turano at 21 years old. From there he opened, operated, and sold several restaurants and pizzerias – his most recent was Trattoria Rustica in Montclair, N.J. In 2016, he won a competition on Restaurant Impossible with Robert Irvine. When asked why he loves wh...