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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 | 1 Comment

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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A Proclamation on 160th Anniversary Of The Unification Of Italy And The Establishment Of United States-Italy Diplomatic Relations

A Proclamation on 160th Anniversary Of The Unification Of Italy And The Establishment Of United States-Italy Diplomatic Relations

| April 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

APRIL 13, 2021 • PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS Today we commemorate over 160 years since the unification of Italy as a single state and the establishment of United States-Italy diplomatic relations.  Our nations share a deep and enduring friendship, bolstered by the bonds of family and culture that tie our peoples together.  It is a particularly meaningful relationship for […]

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The John Carroll Society presents The 29th Annual Rose Mass: A Special Salute to Healthcare Workers

The John Carroll Society presents The 29th Annual Rose Mass: A Special Salute to Healthcare Workers

| March 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

The 29th Annual Rose Mass, “A Special Salute to Healthcare Workers”, was celebrated today by His Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Archbishop of Washington DC,  at The Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland. “Especially after all that they have risked and done for us during this difficult past year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we […]

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Mariangela Zappia, Nominated as Next Italian Ambassador to Washington

Mariangela Zappia, Nominated as Next Italian Ambassador to Washington

| March 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Italian Government has nominated Mariangela Zappia as the next Italian Ambassador to Washington.  She would be the first woman to ever hold the position.  The current Ambassador, Armando Varricchio, will be heading to Berlin, a key post for Italian diplomacy, as Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel will not seek a fifth term. Zappia joined the […]

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