The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce its 2019 Region of Honor: Molise. Each year, NIAF collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the United States, while also traveling to the region to promote cultural exchange. The region will also be prominently honored at the NIAF 44t...

The National Italian American Foundation celebrated its 2019 gala on April 9th at Cipriani on 42nd Street in Midtown, Manhattan. As always, guests came from near and far to take part in a vibrant evening that celebrated Italian culture and accomplishment throughout the world. The night’s master of ceremonies was Joe Piscopo, the beloved on-air pers...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who collaborate with NIAF and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) to offer The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum, are projected by the film industry to set global box office records this weekend with the release of thei...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Daniel DiLella and Frank Giordano for their appointments as Chair and Executive Director of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission, respectively, in Spring 2018. The U.S. Semiquincentennial will celebrate the 250th anniversary of American independence and the founding of the Uni...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia Armando Varricchio è intervenuto oggi ad un evento per celebrare la Delegazione Italo-americana nel 116° Congresso organizzato dalla National Italian-American Foundation (NIAF) nel corso del quale i Presidenti della Fondazione Gabe Battista e Pat Harrison hanno dato il benvenuto a quattro nuovi membri italo-americani della H...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that it will be launching two new scholarships this year thanks to NIAF Member Salvatore “Sal” Catanese’s generous financial support. Catanese funds the Salvatore “Sal” Catanese Clark County Scholarship and the Salvatore “Sal” Catanese National Scholarship. NIAF Board Co-Chair P...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is very pleased to congratulate Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Rep. Steven Scalise (LA-1) for assuming leadership positions in the new 116th United States Congress. Rep. Pelosi was elected as the Speaker of the House and Rep. Scalise was elected* as the Minority Whip.NIAF Board Co-Chair Patricia de Sta...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is honored to announce that The Center for American Studies awarded the Prize for American-Italian Relations (PAIR) to NIAF Board Vice Chair of Cultural Affairs Anita Bevacqua McBride today in Rome, Italy.  McBride is the Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates Pat A. Cipollone, an Italian American, being appointed as White House Counsel this week. Cipollone has practiced in commercial litigation, trade regulation, health-care fraud and has experience and expertise in defending corporations. He was a former partner at the law firm Kirkland and...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced today that its Earthquake Relief Fund will give $450,000 to the Norcia community, a town with 5,000 residents located in Umbria, in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that struck Central Italy in 2016.  NIAF is partnering with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) to build a new...