Italian Welfare League to Host Annual Luncheon Fundraiser

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Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT. Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York City. The Italian Welfare League, the 98-year old non-profit that assists Italian-American families in need, will host its annual Autumn in New York Luncheon next month. The event will kick off with a silent auction, featuring items from world-renowned Italian fashion and jewelry designers to vintners and premium pasta and olive oil companies. The auction will be followed by lunch, a live auction and presentations to the honorees.

Proceeds from the Luncheon benefit the Italian Welfare League’s “I Nostri Bambini” program. The program helps children of Italian-American descent who have serious health conditions, disabilities or have suffered an emotional trauma. The League has donated more than $1.9 million to more than 1,500 children.

The Italian Welfare League will honor Vincent Cino, Chairman, Jackson Lewis P.C., Terri Ferri, Branch Manager, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, and Grace Ferri, Vice President, Development and Marketing, United Hebrew of New Rochelle. Luncheon Benefactors are the Ralph M. Cestone Sr. Family and the Francesco and Mary Giambelli Foundation. The Consul General of Italy, Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Genuardi, is the Honorary Chairman of the Luncheon. Distinguished guests attending the Luncheon include Matilda Raffa Cuomo, the former First Lady of New York State, and FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro.

The Italian Welfare League, founded in 1920, is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the ongoing needs of Italian-Americans throughout the United States. Headquartered in New York City, the Italian Welfare League focuses on assisting children with health problems and those who find themselves in crisis. Since 2001, the League has donated more than $1,900,000 to hundreds of children and has provided grants to several organizations that provide services to children. For further information, please visit:

SOURCE: Italian Welfare League

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