Last night the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, was the guest of honor of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), one of the most prominent Italian-American organizations in the country, and the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD), which brings together many members of the U.S. Congress. The event w...

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, the National Italian American Foundation hosted its 46th Anniversary Gala at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.—and what a memorable Gala it was! This year's Gala featured inspirational and heartfelt messages from five distinguished honorees who were saluted for their remarkable achievements, as well as inval...

Congratulations to NIAF Friend Giovanna McBride for publishing her new children’s book about her own childhood, Gigi at the White House! During the George W. Bush Administration, Gigi had many adventures visiting her mother Anita Bevacqua McBride, then chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush and now a NIAF Board Member and its Vice Chair National....

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has elected a new Board of Directors on April 13, 2021 for the 2021-2025 term. Robert E. Carlucci, founder and Chief Executive Officer of The RC Group, and former NIAF Vice Chair of Development, was elected to serve as the Foundation’s Chairman. Mr. Carlucci succeeds Hon. Patricia de Stacy Harrison an...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC, the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, and ISPI – Italian Institute for International Political Studies are delighted to invite you to a public event celebrating the 160th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Italy and the United States, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) / 15:00 hrs (CEST). ...

The Hon. Anita Bevacqua McBride gives back to the Italian American community in her role as Vice Chair of Cultural Affairs on the NIAF Board of Directors. Last October, McBride was awarded the Italian honor of “Cavaliere” of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the highest-ranking honor of the Italian Republic, in recognition of the key role...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Italy. As the leading Italian American organization in the United States, NIAF is committed to strengthening this important partnership between our two countries. “The United States and Italy share a deep and enduri...

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), 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...

To remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, NIAF is recognizing Italian Americans who sacrificed, served and defended peace, freedom and democracy during the war using the tag #IAWW2Heroes on social media. This entry is a special submission from Anita Bevacqua McBride, NIAF’s Vice Chair of Cultural Affairs, about her first cousins—...