The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC recently honored Anna and Francesco Isgro for their community service at its annual Italian American Congressional Delegation Reception. Thomas Stallone Sr., the event’s chair, introduced Fr. Ezio Marchetto, pastor of Holy Rosary Church who gave the invocation. Lido President Thomas Regnante introduced the honorees.
Francesco Isgro is a Senior Litigation Counsel in the Office of Immigration Litigation in the U.S. Department of Justice. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, he has been an active member of the Italian American community in Washington, DC for many years. He is a past president of
the Lido Civic Club and currently chairs its Scholarship Committee. He is a former president of the Sons of Italy International lodge, and of the DC Chapter of the National Italian American Bar Association. He has been a member of NIAF’s Council of 1000 since its inception. He currently serves on the board of the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center and of the National Christopher Columbus Association. For more than twenty-five years he coordinated the Department of Justice’s annual commemoration for Attorney General Charles Bonaparte, the founder of the FBI. He currently coordinates the annual commemoration for the late Sicilian Judge Giovanni Falcone. Since 2007, he has been Executive Editor of Voce Italiana the bilingual monthly newspaper in the Washington, DC area.
Anna is a financial journalist and author. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and websites and she is the author of several books and guides on personal finance. She holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and has worked at the United Nations in New York and later served as the Washington Director for an international human rights fellowship program on Capitol Hill. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Voce Italiana and an advisor to the newly created Italian American Museum of Washington, DC.