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  • Beneath the towering Renaissance-inspired marble columns at the legendary Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City another unique springtime bash with NIAF to promote the culture and heritage of Italian Americans on April 28, 2016 This year honorees are: - Honorable Marie L. Garibaldi - NIAF Executive Vice President Retired N.J. Supreme Court Justice (Posthumously Awarded), - Michael J. Inserra Area Deputy Managing Partner, elect – Americas Ernst & Young - Frank Bisignano Chairman and CEO First Data - Luigi P. “Lou” Carnesecca Coach, St. John’s University Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1992 - Mike Piazza, Former Major League Baseball Catcher, New York Mets & Los Angeles, Dodgers 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame - Arthur J. Mirante, II Avison Young Principal and Tri-State President - Joseph R. Guccione, Managing Director, Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC
  • The National Italian American Foundation commends the Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Committee’s recent vote of seven to two rejecting a bill that would have ended the celebration of Columbus Day as a state holiday.
  • An established lawyer and an active member of the Italian-American community, Linda Carlozzi tells us about her family roots, how she discovered nIAF, and what’s like to be a woman in a predomi- nantly male world. She also reflects on changing perceptions of Italian-American culture both in the US and in Italy; and offers her take on what should be done to strengthen mutual understing among Italians across the ocean.
  • New Deadline is March 1, 2016, for 2016-2017. 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 language and culture, medicine, engineering, business, law, music, and other specialized fields.
  • Thirteen university students who reside in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. Apply online for a 2016-2017 NIAF scholarship. Application deadline is March 1, 2016. NIAF scholarship winners will be notifiedMay 2, 2016.