The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that former NIAF Board Member John F. Scarpa has donated a $15 million gift through his namesake foundation to Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, which will launch a new phase of entrepreneurship initiatives and scholarship. “John Scarpa is one of America’s leadi...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting essays for the NIAF NCCA Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Since 1996, NIAF has worked with the National Christopher Columbus Association (NCCA) to sponsor an annual national essay contest on a topic related to Christopher Columbus for high school students throughout the United Stat...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is very pleased to announce that Dr. Jill Biden is set to become the first Italian American First Lady in United States history. NIAF Chairman The Honorable Patricia de Stacy Harrison said, “Dr. Biden’s strong connection to her Italian American heritage and dedication to education aligns with NIAF’s m...

More than 30 celebrities will join the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in celebrating NIAF’s 45th Anniversary Gala virtually and honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Fauci will be presented NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadersh...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will celebrate its 45th Anniversary Gala virtually on Saturday, October 31, 2020, and honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who will be presented with NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadership in Health and Science live during the G...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that NIAF Chairman Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), interviewed Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This exclusive interview centers around Dr. Fauci’s Italian...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that NIAF Chairman Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and NIAF Vice Chair of Cultural Affairs Anita Bevacqua McBride, Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Pub...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that Norcia’s new multi-purpose community center, a central component of the relief effort led by the Foundation in response to the devastating earthquakes that struck Central Italy in 2016, is finished and now open to the public. NIAF gave $450,000 to fund the project and provi...

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...