Launched in 2020 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 through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative. This entry is a special submission from Michael A. Montopoli, MD, MPH, FACOEM, CAPT USN (Ret), in honor of his late f...

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month in April, join NIAF and Vanessa Racci as she takes you on a musical journey through the history of Italian American influence on Jazz Music from 1917 New Orleans to modern day. Covering songs and discussing their history by artists such as Nick LaRocca, Joe Venuti, Louis Prima, Harry Warren, John Pizzarelli and m...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) mourns the passing of Jeffrey M. Capaccio, age 62, a former member of the NIAF Board of Directors. He had been a managing partner of the San Francisco office of Carr & Ferrell LLP, a Silicon Valley based intellectual property firm from 1999 until his death. “Jeff Capaccio’s passion for Italy and Itali...

Learn all the extra virgin olive oil tips, health benefits, and recipes necessary to enjoy a delicious and healthful lifestyle with Award-Winning Author, Chef, TV Host, and Mediterranean Diet Ambassador Amy Riolo! Amy will outline successful strategies from her award-winning Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook,...

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...

In the Italian American community there are many examples of wonderful personalities who have made great contributions to every field of American society, culture, and economy. None excluded. One of the fields in which there are truly hundreds of examples of exceptionalism is entertainment.   That is why the work done by NOIAFT, National Organizati...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) condemns the bigoted attack against Congressman David Cicilline’s heritage. Congressman Cicilline is a valued member of the bipartisan Italian American Congressional Delegation. Similar to other immigrant groups and minorities, Italian Americans have long been the target of attacks on their heritage a...

L’attore Salvatore Esposito, noto in tutto il mondo per le brillanti interpretazioni di Gennaro Savastano nelle serie Gomorra e di Gaetano Fadda nella 4° serie di Fargo, Patricia de Stacy Harrison chairman del Niaf e lo stilista Alviero Martini, sono tra i premiati dell’edizione 2021 del “Patrimonio Italiano Awards”, il prestigioso riconoscimento i...

Launched in 2020 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 through the #IAWW2Heroes initiative.  This entry is a special submission from John Messina in honor of his late grandfather. Giuseppe (Joe) Messina was bo...