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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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NIAF Mourns the Passing of Former U.S. Ambassador Peter F. Secchia

NIAF Mourns the Passing of Former U.S. Ambassador Peter F. Secchia

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

((Washington, D.C. – October 21, 2020) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) mourns and sends its deepest condolences to the family of former U.S. Ambassador Peter F. Secchia who passed away today. Ambassador Secchia was a dear friend and generous benefactor of the Foundation, who established NIAF’s signature Voyage of Discovery program. “Ambassador Peter Secchia […]

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30+ Celebrities Join NIAF to Honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci At NIAF’s Virtual 45th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 31, 2020

30+ Celebrities Join NIAF to Honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci At NIAF’s Virtual 45th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 31, 2020

| October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

(Washington, D.C. – October 14, 2020) More than 30 celebrities will join the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in celebrating NIAF’s 45th Anniversary Gala virtually and honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Fauci will be presented NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da […]

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Five Largest Italian American Groups in the Nation Unite to Defend Columbus

Five Largest Italian American Groups in the Nation Unite to Defend Columbus

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

A new organization is seeking to dispel the myths surrounding Christopher Columbus, and it is being backed by the five largest Italian American organizations in the United States and their millions of members and followers. In the wake of the unprecedented attacks on the reputation of Christopher Columbus that have spread throughout the country, the […]

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NIAF Celebrates and Promotes October as Italian American Heritage Month

NIAF Celebrates and Promotes October as Italian American Heritage Month

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

(Washington, D.C. – October 2, 2019) – The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually celebrates and promotes the month of October as Italian American Heritage Month. This year, NIAF thanks the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD) for its effort to have October recognized as Italian American Heritage Month. On Tuesday, Co-chairs of the IACD Congressmen […]

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La National Italian-American Foundation rende omaggio insieme all’Ambasciatore d’Italia Armando Varricchio alla delegazione italo-americana in Congresso.

La National Italian-American Foundation rende omaggio insieme all’Ambasciatore d’Italia Armando Varricchio alla delegazione italo-americana in Congresso.

| February 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Washington, 25 febbraio 2019. L’Ambasciatore d’Italia Armando Varricchio è intervenuto oggi ad un evento per celebrare la Delegazione Italo-americana nel 116° Congresso organizzato dalla National Italian-American Foundation (NIAF) nel corso del quale i Presidenti della Fondazione Gabe Battista e Pat Harrison hanno dato il benvenuto a quattro nuovi membri italo-americani della House: Anthony Brindisi, Greg […]

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