The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) strongly opposes the District of Columbia City Council’s emergency action to replace Columbus Day with "Indigenous Peoples' Day" in the District. NIAF remains committed to supporting both Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day as their own separate holidays. The City Council fast-tracked the legisla...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) urges the District of Columbia City Council to reconsider changing Columbus Day to "Indigenous Peoples' Day" in the District. The City Council has fast-tracked the legislation and will consider this bill at its meeting this morning, October 8, at 10 a.m. NIAF’s statement regarding the Christopher Colu...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) are thrilled to announce the 2019 grant finalists for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Spearheaded by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the Film Forum is an initiative to fund films depicting and exploring the Italian American experien...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually celebrates and promotes the month of October as Italian American Heritage Month. This year, NIAF thanks the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD) for its effort to have October recognized as Italian American Heritage Month. On Tuesday, Co-chairs of the IACD Congressmen Bill Pascrel...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will call the elegant Omni Shoreham Hotel home during the weekend of November 1-3, 2019, to celebrate its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend. Throughout this unforgettable weekend, NIAF will be celebrating its 2019 Region of Honor, Molise, along with its impressive honorees who are outstanding members of t...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) supports the life and works of Saint and Sister Francesca Xavier Cabrini, also known as Mother Cabrini. America’s first ordained saint, Mother Cabrini was summoned by the Pope to help the flood of Italian immigrants pouring into America in 1889. While in New York City, she opened 67 social service age...

The Omni Shoreham Hotel will host the most unforgettable weekend of the season when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend, November 1-3. Although the centerpiece of the weekend is Saturday evening, the NIAF Gala Weekend offers events that will pique the interest of all ages and backgrounds. The...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Nicoletta Shane Scarnera and Chef Mauro Molino on the publication of their cookbook Piedmont Style – A Delectable Journey Through Northern Italy. Filled with more than 144 Northern Italian recipes and beautiful photographs, the cookbook pays tribute to the rich history and deeply rooted culinary traditions of the Pied...

The John R. Mott Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (The "Foundation") of Washington, D.C., dedicated to enhancing higher education opportunities for students in Calabria, Italy, has awarded 97 academic scholarships this year to deserving students from the Calabria region.This brings the total of scholarships awarded to Calabrian students since 2001 to 1...

The Omni Shoreham Hotel will be swathed in festive colors of red, white and green November 1-3, when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend. The Gala Weekend begins on Friday, November 1, 6 – 9 p.m., with our NIAF Aperitivo! event for young Italian American and Italophile professionals! Refreshi...