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  • Italian judge and prosecuting magistrate, Judge Giovanni Falcone
    On May 23rd, 1992, the Mafia in Sicily tragically killed Judge Giovanni Falcone, who dedicated his career to fighting organized crime. Now, 25 years later, the Fulbright Commission Italy has joined with the Fondazione Falcone and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) to create a grant for students in the field of Criminology.
  • The editorial team celebrates with NIAF President John Viola at our NYC office, which we call La Casa di i-Italy
    A new magazine. Our design isn’t the only thing different about us. After four years of covering New York, we’ve decided to reach out to readers in other American cities: Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. And Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago are just around the bend... That means we won't just be talking about the New York area.
  • Courtesy of Francesco Isgro
    The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pino Cicala, one of the founders of NIAF and a tireless promoter of the Italian culture in the greater Washington, D.C. area for more than half a century.
  • Starting from left. Patricia de Stacy Harrison, Gabriel A. Battista elected to serve as cochair person of the Foundation with former chairperson Joseph Del Raso
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison and former Talk America President, Chairman and CEO Gabriel A. Battista elected to serve as cochair- person of the National American Foundation
  • The National Italian American Foundation's annual NYC Gala was a grand affair suffused with song, homage to heritage, and an abundance of food. Emceed by Joe Piscopo, the event successfully upheld the countless contributions made by the Italian American community. The following day, the NIAF Board of Directors gathered one last time under the chairmanship of Joseph V. Del Raso, and saw the election of Co-Chairs Patricia de Stacy Harrison and Gabriel A. Battista.
  • March 22 marks a special evening for Italians, Italian Americans, and anyone who loves Italian culture. The National Italian American Foundation will be holding its annual New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. Dinner, entertainment, and awards are sure to create a memorable night.
  • Since 2015 Cipriani 42nd Street hosts the NIAF NYC Gala
    Join the National Italian American Foundation at Cipriani 42nd Street for the annual New York City Gala fundraiser for a night upheld by the countless contributions made by the Italian American community.
  • Directors of two Captain America films, Russo Bothers
    Recognized for their Marvel blockbusters and popular TV show "Arrested Development," the Russo Brothers credit their success to the support of their parents, and their Italian-American roots. To provide new opportunities in the film industry, the two brothers have joined with NIAF and ISDA to award $7,500 for rising filmmakers to produce new documentaries defining Italian culture in the United States.
  • Vincent Viola arrives at Trump Tower for meetings with the President-elect on Dec. 16. (Bryan R. Smith, AFP/Getty Images)
    The Italian-American businessman, veteran, and philanthropist becomes the latest addition to Trump’s presidential team.
  • Artist Scott LoBaido
    Facts & Stories
    Jerry Krase(October 13, 2016)
    Who will New York City’s Italian-American voters favor in the upcoming presidential election in November? Based on statistical analyses and past voting performance, it will be the Republican Party candidate Donald Trump. However, because of the growing number of more liberal Italian- American New Yorkers, especially among the young and women, the margin might not be as HUGE as expected.

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