Boys' & Girls' Towns of Italy welcomes new Executive Director

Feb 06, 2015 928

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gabriele Delmonaco as President/Executive Director of Boys' & Girls' Towns of Italy. "For 70 years, the innovative self-government approach has offered thousands of boys and girls a 'chance in life.'

I am honored to become part of the wonderful mission of BGTI and to build on the amazing legacy of Msgr. Carroll-Abbing. I am very grateful to the Board of Directors for their trust and confidence," said Gabriele. "I am eager to meet the many generous benefactors who are vital in the mission of BGTI to tell them in person Grazie!" he added.

Mr. Delmonaco, a native Italian, moved to the United States in 2001 from Rome. He is uniquely qualified to lead BGTI in our next phase of growth as he possesses more than twenty years' experience in the non-profit field with a proven track record as a chief operating officer and as a fundraiser, managing multi-national teams.

Most recently, Mr. Delmonaco served the Jesuits of the New York and New England Provinces as VP for Advancement and Communications, leading a successful merger of the two provinces. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. branch of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), an international agency that provides humanitarian aid and pastoral support to displaced families and war refugees in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Gabriele also worked at the Vatican as Associate Director of Finance for eight years.

Mr. Delmonaco holds an MBA in marketing and a BS in organizational management from Nyack College in New York. He also earned degrees in accounting from ITC Bachelet in Taranto, Italy, and in business administration from the University of Rome La Sapienza. He and his family reside in New York City.

"The Board of Directors unanimously agreed that Mr. Delmonaco was the outstanding choice for leadership of BGTI. He brings tremendous talent to the position and I look forward to working together," said Mauro Romita, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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