The Last Goodbye

Aug 27, 2014 1263

By John. M Viola

As the dog days of summer ascend upon Washington, D.C., and our eyes turn towards the impending fall, it is the time of year around the NIAF Headquarters that we begin to call "Gala Season"—those three months leading up to the signature event of our Foundation and, we hope, the Italian American community at large. I've wanted to take the opportunity to put this message out to you, our members and supporters, to provide a little bit of context around the history of our Gala Weekend and the new direction that our team and leadership have been evolving it towards.

For those of you who have participated once or twice, or those of you that make it an annual pilgrimage, you have surely seen a drastic evolution in our annual event over the past 39 years. This year marks the final occasion in which our Gala Weekend will be hosted at the Washington Hilton, the same place where we had our first gala 39 years ago. It's with some reservations, but mostly excitement, that we move our gala for the 40th Anniversary in 2015.

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