NIAF Ambassador's Ball Review and Highlights
Held on April 4, 2008 at the Westin
  Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, FL

Eros Ramazzotti, one of Italy’s most popular singers and songwriters, performed songs from his latest album before more than 600 notable Italian and Italian American business executives, international dignitaries and Florida’s community leaders during the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Ambassador’s Ball held on April 4, 2008. The evening’s host, Italy’s Ambassador to the United States H.E. Giovanni Castellaneta, presented a NIAF Special Achievement Award in Music to Ramazzotti at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla.

“Tonight is a celebration of art, culture and the immigrant experience. This evening showcased prominent individuals from Italy such as Eros Ramazzotti and Paolo Zegna in addition to several notable Florida residents, Joseph C. Amaturo, Joe Natoli, Frank R. Nero, Camillo Ricordi, M.D. and John F. Scarpa, who have all distinguished themselves in their fields,” Arthur J. Furia Esq., NIAF regional vice president for the Southeast said.

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View the full press release - An Evening of La Dolce Vita at NIAF Ambassador's Ball in Florida

View Art's photo album of the NIAF Ambassador's Ball!

Background Information on Honorees (pdf format)
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