Anniversary Gala Honorees

2019

 

Maria Bartiromo

The NIAF Leonardo da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcasting & Journalism

Daniel M. DiLella

The NIAF Leonardo da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Award in Service & Philanthropy

Vincent A. Forlenza

The NIAF Leonardo da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Award in Business

Richard L. Trumka

The NIAF Leonardo da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Award in Service to the American Worker

Paul A. Tufano

The NIAF Leonardo da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Award in Business

 

2018

Giovanni Caforio, M.D.

The NIAF Leonardo da Vinci Award in Science and Medicine

Vincenzo Boccia

The NIAF Leonardo da Vinci Award in International Business

Lidia Bastianich

The One America Award for Entrepreneurship

Carl J. Schramm

The One America Award for Entrepreneurship

Cav. Lav. Vito Pertosa

The NIAF Leonardo da Vinci Award in Technology

Antonio De Matteis

The NIAF Leonardo da Vinci Award in Business

2017

Nick Stellino

Humanitarian Service

Jon De Luca

Business

Princess Beatrice di
Borbone delle Due Sicile

Philanthropy

Alessandro Profumo

Business and Finance

Vittorio Grigolo

Music

2016

Stefano Pessina

Business

Giuseppe Lavazza

International Business

Franco Harris

Sports

Joe Russo

NIAF Jack Valenti Institute Award

Anthony Russo

NIAF Jack Valenti Institute Award

Tony Renis

Entertainment

Dr. Aileen Sirey

Community Leadership Award

Maria Franca Ferrero

Philanthropy

2015

Amato L. Berardi

Leadership and Service

Richard E. Caruso, Ph.D.

Business and Health

Connie Francis

Italian American Hall of Fame

Mario Gabelli

Leadership and Service

Sergio Marchionne

International Business

Franco Nuschese

Leadership and Service

Steve Perillo

Business

Alfred M. Rotondaro

Community Leadership

Josephine J. Templeton, M.D.

Philanthropy

2014

Pasqualino Monti

International Business

Pino Cicala

Community Leadership

John Turturro

Entertainment

Daniel D’Aniello

Business

David Cordani

Business and Health

Susan Molinari

Public Service

2013

Diana Bracco

Philanthropy

Roberto Colaninno

International Business

Louis Donatelli

Business

Leon Panetta

Government

George Randazzo

Community Leadership Award

Paul Sorvino

Entertainment

2012

Geno Auriemma

Sports

Mark Del Rosso

Business

Giovanni Ferrero

International Business

Ralph Izzo

Science and Technology

Letizia Moratti

Philanthropy

Accademia Nazional dei Lincei

Recognition for Academic Contributions

2011

Claudio Bozzo

International Business

Hon. Capri Cafaro

Youth Leadership

Dion DiMucci

Entertainment

Hon. Frank J. Guarini

Lifetime Achievement in Leadership

Frank J. Mancuso

NIAF Jack Valenti Institute Award

Emma Marcegaglia

Women’s Leadership

Paolo Scudieri

International Business

Hon. Santo Versace

Philanthropy

2010

Fulvio Conti

International Business

Tom Izzo

Sports

Aurelio De Laurentiis

US/Italy Friendship

Christopher J. Nassetta

Business

Dr. Thomas Scalea

Science & Medicine

Joseph Uva

NIAF One America Award

2009

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Humanitarian Service

Massimo d’Amore

Business

Carla Gugino

Entertainment

Hon. Janet Napolitano

Public Service

Antonello Venditti

Music

2008

Leonardo DiCaprio

Entertainment

Gina Lollobrigida

Entertainment

Mark T. Bertolini

Business

Joseph DePinto

Business

Wayne Pacelle

Humanitarian Service

Gianmario Tondato da Ruos

NIAF U.S./Italy Friendship Award

2007

Mrs. Laura Bush

Literacy

Rudolph W. Giuliani

Public Service

William D. Novelli

Public Advocacy

Hon. Nancy Pelosi

Public Service

Ellen Pompeo

Entertainment

Martin Scorsese

Jack Valenti Award

Connie Stevens

Humanitarian Service

2006

Justice Samuel Alito Jr.

Public Service

Anne Bancroft

The NIAF Italian American Hall of Fame

Raffaello Follieri

Humanitarian Service

President George H.W. Bush

One America Award

Tom W. LaSorda

Business

Catherine B. Reynolds

Education & Cultural Affairs

Frankie Valli

Entertainment

2005

Ambassador Peter F. Secchia

International Affairs

General Peter Pace

Military Service

Paul S. Otellini

Business

Michelle Peluso

Business

2004

Tim McGraw

Music

Luciano Pavarotti

Italian American Hall of Fame in Music

Joseph J Plumeri

Business

Carmella LaSpada

Humanitarian Service

2003

Roberto Benigni

Entertainment

Joseph Galli

Business

Larry W. Sonsini

Commerce and Law

Thomas R. Tizzio

Lifetime Achievement, Humanitarian Service

2002

Paul Chiapparone

Humanitarian Award

Robert De Niro

Italian American Hall of Fame

Sophia Loren

Italian American Hall of Fame

Thomas Mottola

Music Industry

Robert Nardelli

Business

Christina Johnson

Business

2001

Nicolas Cage

Italian American Hall of Fame

Domenico De Sole

Fashion and Industry

Roger A. Enrico

Business

Christopher Reeve & Dana Morosini

One America Award

2000

Andrea Bocelli

U.S./Italy Friendship Award

John Paul DeJoria

Humanitarian Award

Joseph Nacchio

Communications

Miuccia Prada

Fashion

James Schiro

Business

Dick Vermeil

Sports

Angelo Dundee & Muhammad Ali

One America Award

1999

Massimo Ferragamo

U.S./Italy Friendship Award

Matt LeBlanc

Entertainment

Patricia F. Russo

Business

Frederic V. Salerno

Humanitarian Service

Frank D. Stella

Heritage

Jack Valenti

Public Service

Ronald L. Zarella

Business

1998

Anjelica Huston

Entertainment

Tommy Lasorda

Sports

Angelo Mozilo

Humanitarian

Carl Pascarella

Business

Leonard Riggio

Literacy Promotion

Barbara Sinatra

Hope for Children

Gay Talese

Literature

1997

Edward J. DeBartolo Jr.

Sports/Business

Livio D. DeSimone

Business

George L. Graziadio

Humanitarian

Al Pacino

Entertainment

Leon E. Panetta

Public Service

Ginetta Sagan

Human Rights

Gianni Versace

US/Italy Friendship

1996

Yogi Berra

Sports

Michael R. Bonsignore

Business

William M. Cafaro

Humanitarian

Jerry Colangelo

Sports/Business

Pamela Fiori

Business

Chazz Palminteri

Performing Arts

Mira Sorvino

Performing Arts

1995

Susan Agnelli

US/Italy Friendship

Tony Bennett

Entertainment

Anthony Cardinal

Bevilacqua Humanitarian

Frank J. Biondi Jr.

Business

Rose Marie Bravo

Business

Joe Montana

Sports

John Travolta

Performing Arts

1994

Giorgio Armani

Arts and Fashion

Anthony S. Fauci

Medicine and Science

Nicolas Cage

Performing Arts

Grace Mirabella

Business and Industry

Edward Rensi

Business and Industry

L. Jay Oliva

Education

1993

Phil Rizzuto

Sports

Danny De Vito

Arts/Entertainment

Richard Grasso

Business/Finance

Matilda Raffa Cuomo

Humanitarian

1992

Jeno Paulucci

Philanthropy

Sophia Loren

Columbus Quincentenary

Cesare Romiti

Business

1991

Barbara Bush

Literacy

Gianni De Michelis

US/Italy Friendship

Sylvester Stallone

The Performing Arts

Paul Tagliabue

Sports/Business

1990

Alan Alda

The Performing Arts

Alfred A. Checchi

Business and Industry

Paola Fendi

Arts and Fashion

Dan Marino

Sports

1989

Danny Louis Aiello Jr.

The Performing Arts

Joseph Antonini

Business and Industry

Joe Di Maggio

Sports

Valentino Garavini

Arts and Fashion

1988

Brian Boitano

Sports

Bettino Craxi

US/Italy Friendship

Liza Minnelli

The Performing Arts

Peter W. Rodino Jr.

Government

1987

Giulio Andreotti

US/Italy Friendship

Perry Como

The Performing Arts

Henry Mancini

The Performing Arts

Peter Sammartino

Service and Loyalty

1986

Giovanni Agnelli

Business and Industry

Dolores Hope

Humanitarian

Antonin Scalia

Public Service

1985

Frank Sinatra

Humanitarian

1984

Arthur J. Decio

Business and Industry

Robert Charles Gallo

Medicine and Science

Margherita Marchione

Literature

Gian Carlo Menotti

The Performing Arts

Daniel J. Travanti Jr.

The Performing Arts

1983

Frank Capra

The Performing Arts

1982

A. Bartlett Giamatti

Education

Lee Anthony Iacocca

Business and Industry

Sophia Loren

The Performing Arts

1980

Henry Fonda

The Performing Arts

Robert Georgine

Business and Industry

Alexander F. Giacco

Business and Industry

Robert N. Giaimo

Government

Margaret J. Giannini

Medicine

Vincent Marotta

Business and Industry

Edmund Pellgrino

Business and Industry

John A. Volpe

Government

1978

Anthony Celebrezze Sr.

Education

Rose Basile Green

Literature

Jeno F. Paulucci

Business

1976

Dominick V. Daniels

Government

John Pastore

Government

Peter W. Rodino, Jr.

Government

John Sirica

Government