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Lido Civic Club Awards $95,000 in Scholarships

Lido Civic Club Awards $95,000 in Scholarships

| June 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

 The Lido Civic Club ,  at a reception held at the Kenwood Country Club, officially awarded $95,000 to 14 outstanding Italian American students from the Washington, DC area. The awards were presented by President Richard DiPippo, and Past President and former Scholarship Chair Francesco Isgro. Domenico Bellantone, the First Counselor of the Embassy of Italy, […]

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RIP Ida Arcorace Dunham

RIP Ida Arcorace Dunham

| May 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Italian American community in Washington DC mourns the passing of Cavaliere Ida Arcorace Dunham, who as founder of Allegro Tours built hundreds of bridges across the Atlantic to her native Calabria, her beloved hometown of Roccella Jonica, and all over Italy through musical and cultural programs — customized music, choral and orchestral tours for […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci awarded the honor of “Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” at the Residence of the Ambassador of Italy in Washington

Dr. Anthony Fauci awarded the honor of “Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” at the Residence of the Ambassador of Italy in Washington

| May 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Ambassador of Italy, Armando Varricchio, bestowed upon Dr. Anthony Fauci the honor of “Cavaliere di Gran Croce dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” (Knight of Grand Cross, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic), conferred by the Italian President of the Republic in recognition of his exceptional career and outstanding contribution to the fight […]

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NIAF Firmly Opposes the NYC Department of Education’s Decision to Eliminate Columbus Day

NIAF Firmly Opposes the NYC Department of Education’s Decision to Eliminate Columbus Day

| May 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

(Washington, D.C. – May 5, 2021) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) stands firmly in opposition to the New York City Department of Education’s decision to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People’s Day. This decision, which was arrived at without any community input, effectively pits two communities, both worthy of […]

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NIAF Launches Fauci Fellowship Program

NIAF Launches Fauci Fellowship Program

| February 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

NIAF’s Fauci Fellowships program is now accepting applications! In recognition of Dr. Fauci’s life saving work, the Fauci Fellowships will award two $50,000 post-doctoral research grants—one to an Italian researcher working in Italy, and the other to an Italian American researcher working in the United States—to support research in infectious diseases. (Washington, D.C. – February […]

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New Priests Assigned to Holy Rosary Church

New Priests Assigned to Holy Rosary Church

| February 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fr. Ezio Marchetto, the pastor of the national Italian parish Holy Rosary Church, has been elevated by his Scalabrinian Order to Provincial Bursar for the St. Charles Borromeo Province. He will be moving to New York City in early February.   Fr. Marchetto has announced that two new priests have been assigned to Holy Rosary Church:  […]

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Francesco Isgro Bids Farewell to Voce Italiana After 14 Years

Francesco Isgro Bids Farewell to Voce Italiana After 14 Years

| January 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dear Voce readers, After nearly fourteen years of managing Voce Italiana, it’s time to let other fresh voices be heard and to pass the torch to a new editorial team. During the past two years I have spent increasingly more time on my volunteer duties as President of the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center Inc. and […]

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