NIAF Board President Joseph V. Del Raso, Esq. stands in front of the site of a new dormitory for the University of L'Aquila, now under construction thanks to funds raised by NIAF.
For the past year, a NIAF partnership with the State Department has been critical to ongoing revitalization efforts in L’Aquila – in particular, providing support to the University of L’Aquila. As part of those efforts, NIAF donations have funded the reconstruction of a new dormitory for the university.
NIAF's board members visited the dormitory, which is now under construction, during the Foundation's Mission to Italy last week. While in L’Aquila, NIAF board members also toured the city with local fire and rescue officials and met with former University of L’Aquila students who, as part of the NIAF/State Department partnership, spent the past year attending U.S. universities to continue their educations.
While in Italy last week, NIAF board members toured L'Aquila, which sustained heavy damage during last year's Abruzzo earthquake.