The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has elected a new Board of Directors for the 2017-2021 term, during a March 23, 2017 meeting at the New York offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and ceo of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and former NIAF vice chair; and Gabriel A. Battista, former president,...

This week our interview tells a story of beauty. Four different beautiful things, actually. The first beauty is the donation of 500,000 $ by the late Italian American Ernest L. Pellegri, one of NIAF's donors. Mr. Pellegri passed away in April 2012 at age 83. He wanted to give back, and – as many other Italian Americans did and do – chose NIAF to be...

Honorable Armando Varricchio, newly-appointed Ambassador of Italy to the United States, gave the keynote address at the NIAF- Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Forum Luncheon on April 14, 2016. Ambassador Varricchio spoke about the vision for his tenure in the United States.   NIAF's Government Relations and Public Policy Committee Chair Mark V...

By Keith Kountz   The National Italian American Foundation promotes and preserves Italian culture in the United States, and the head of the organization happens to be a Connecticut native, Anita Bevacque McBride. News 8 spoke with McBride via satellite about her the organization, its mission and her connecticut roots.   "I was bo...

U.S. Representative Eliot Engel joins the leadership at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in congratulating Melinda Kiefer of Mt. Vernon, for receiving a scholarship award through NIAF. The student was chosen from a pool of 1,262 student applicants. Kiefer, who attends Purchase College, State University of New York, received the...

Scholarships are now available to college students through the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) for the 2016-2017 academic year. Since NIAF's inception 40 years ago, the scholarship program has grown from four scholarships of $250 each to dozens of annual scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $12,000, each in the Italian lang...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will hold its annual New York Gala on April 3, 2014, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The evening's honorees include Joseph Brancato, managing principal at the global design firm Gensler; Carmine Di Sibio, global managing partner—Client Services at EY; Mary Ann Esposito, renowned chef and tel...

Congratulations to NIAF Board Member Anita Bevacqua McBride on receiving the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Coalition of Ethnic Organizations. Anita will accept the award at a ceremony on May 10 in the historic Great Hall at Ellis Island, New York.   A former assistant to President George W. Bush and chief of staff to First...

A native of Cupertino, Calif. and former independent contractor at APPLE Inc., Jennie DeLuca Legary is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in partnership with Accademia Teatro alla Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecn...