The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) supports Christopher Columbus Day and opposes public campaigns that advocate for its elimination as a federal holiday. As an organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of Italian American heritage, we support unequivocally keeping Columbus Day as a federal holiday. We believe that Columbus...

Lo scorso 12 ottobre, presso la sede centrale della National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) a Washington D.C., si è inaugurato il nuovo Museo Nazionale dell’Emigrazione Italiana. 26 milioni di italo americani hanno finalmente un museo dedicato alla loro storia. Il Museo, infatti, ripercorre tutte le tappe che portarono i nostri emigranti a lasc...

La delegazione pugliese guidata dal presidente Michele Emiliano si trasferisce a Washington per iniziare gli incontri istituzionali collegati alla grande cerimonia per il 43esimo Anniversario del Galà NIAF che si terrà sabato: la Puglia è la Regione d’Onore per il 2018 alla National Italian American Foundation, la fondazione che rappresenta gli olt...

Friday, October 12 at 2pm at the NIAF headquarters located at The Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Building, 1860 19th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the NIAF Museum, which features historical art, artifacts, documents, publications, and digital presentations providing visitors insight into the Italian American...

Author and documentarian, Pierette Domenica Simpson, heads to Washington D.C. to screen her award-winning docufilm, Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?, which is based on her book, “Alive on the Andrea Doria: The Greatest Sea Rescue in History”. Both works recount the most catastrophic maritime collision of July 25, 1956 on the Atlantic Ocean. ...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 43rd Anniversary Awards Gala, October 13, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, will recognize a select group of distinguished honorees who have contributed at the highest levels in business, science, the arts, and government. Honorees are Chef Lidia Bastianich, Vincent Boccia, president, Con...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are excited to announce the 2018 grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experienc...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 43rd Anniversary Gala Weekend will be held October 12-14, 2018, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.  The weekend kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the NIAF Museum at NIAF’s headquarters, which features historical art and artifacts and digital presentations providin...

Congratulations to NIAF member William Giovinazzo on the publication of his new book “Italianità: The Essence of Being Italian and Italian-American,” about the special quality that binds everyone of Italian descent – Italiani nel Mondo! In this book, Giovinazzo explores the culture and history of Italians and Italian Americans, looks at food, relig...

The Communications and Social Media Manager is responsible for conveying NIAF’s internal and external messages, effectively describing and promoting the organization and its programs, creating and managing all social media content, building social media campaigns aligned with NIAF’s mission and engaging our audience and community to grow NIAF’s mem...