NIAF 2022 New York Gala Returns!

Region of Abruzzo’s Regional President To Attend

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will host the NIAF 2022 New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, April 21, 2022. This distinguished (and now sold out) event, will highlight the very best in Italian food, beverage, and cultural experiences. Additionally, the gala will celebrate some of the most notable and impactful members of the Italian American community.


This year, NIAF will honor Angelo J. Genova, Esq., Chairman & Co-Founder, Genova Burns LLC; Anthony J. de Nicola, Chairman, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe; B.J. Agugliaro, Global Client Partner, PwC; Michael Maturo, Founding Managing Partner and President of RXR Realty; and Anna Illy, Chair, Ernesto Illy Foundation and Chief Ethical Officer, illycaffé. At this year’s Gala, NIAF is also pleased to host an official delegation from the Region of Abruzzo, including Regional President Marco Marsilio, in conjunction with Abruzzo’s role as NIAF’s 2021 Region of Honor.

Guests will enjoy dinner and an awards program, entertainment by NIAF Celebrity Ambassador Joe Piscopo. Gerard S. La Rocca is NIAF’s New York Gala Chair.

About NIAF

NIAF is the largest and most faithful representative of over 25 million Italian Americans living in the United States. The Foundation aims to ensure that Italian Americans continue to keep alive and present the rich heritage of their values and cultural traditions, and encourages the Italian American community to preserve and remember the great contribution Italians have made to the history and progress of the United States.

For more information about the NIAF honorees, visit and follow @NIAForg on social media.

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