The Italian President Giorgio Napolitano acknowledges the National Italian American Foundation
For over thirty years the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has played a crucial role in the preservation of the Italian culture and heritage in the United States. In underlying our values of devotion to work, solidarity, care and respect towards elderly people, ambition towards personal and social growth of our community, it is clear that the NIAF is a true ambassador of our culture.
NIAF’s work has been particularly successful in reaching the younger generation of Italian Americans, who through the study of Italian language and culture are motivated to maintain a strong connection not only with our traditions, but also with present day Italy.
The United States of America is an extraordinary blend of diverse cultures, and the desire of Italian Americans to identify with their Italian heritage is a testament to the strong relationship between the United States and Italy – an alliance that continues to gain momentum everyday.
It is through such commitments from the National Italian American Foundation and the Italian American community that these two nations continue to prosper in partnership in the search for answers to the challenges of the 21st century.