The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sends its condolences to the family of Tommy Lasorda who passed away last night at the age of 93. As a World Series champion, MLB Hall of Famer and former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers for 20 years, Mr. Lasorda committed eight decades of his life to the game and will be sorely missed. “We are dee...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from Timothy Garille in honor of his father. “My father, [George Garille] told me that out family was living in Hoboken, N.J., and list...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from Russ Coriddi in honor of his father William and his two uncles. Brothers William, Ferdinand and Pat Corridi served in the U.S. Arm...

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 | 12:00 P.M. EST. Italian Opera Series: Learn About... La Traviata, with special guest, Richard Bernstein of the Metropolitan Opera. Italian Opera Series Classes: January 6: La Traviata by Verdi. January 13: La Bohème by Puccini. REGISTER The opera La Traviata is part of Giuseppe Verdi's Popular Trilogy along with Rigoletto and...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from Joanna Allegretti in honor of her grandfather. Bernard Allegretti was born and raised in Trenton, N.J. His parents emigrated from...

NIAF da Vinci Council Member Robert M. Greco sent the Foundation this special submission about his father, the late Peter Greco (1952-2020) who sadly passed away on December 8. “There are no words to describe the true nature of this incredible man,” shared Robert. “Peter touched the lives of thousands of people. He was a leader in the truest sense...

The National Italian American Foundation is the most important organization of Italian Americans which, since the 1970s, from its headquarters in Washington DC, has worked to preserve the interests of a community that potentially numbers over 20 million Americans. Some call it a “lobby”, to mean a pressure instrument, especially for the business w...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from NIAF Member Chris R. Vaccaro in honor of his grandfather. Robert Vaccaro, Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class, had a unique position as...

Ex-Chairman of The American University of Rome and the National Italian American Foundation, Gabriel (Gabe) Battista, has been posthumously awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa. Gabriel Battista was the Chairman of AUR’s trustees from 2012 to 2020 and a Board member since 2006. Gabriel’s son, Stephen Battista, accepted the d...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war. This entry is a special submission from Albert F. Marra dedicated to his father Frank Marra who lived until he was 102 years old and passed away recently from Covid-19. T...