NIAF 44th Anniversary Gala


Join us as the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 44th Anniversary Gala weekend from November 1 – 2, 2019 at the beautiful Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.  NIAF’s annual Gala is one of the premier events in the nation’s capital and is attended by close to 2,500 guests each year.  Past honorees and special guests include: Giuseppe Lavazza, Massimo Ferragamo, Andrea Bocelli, Roberto Benigni, Laura Bush, Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Jon DeLuca, Sophia Loren, Sergio Marchionne, Lee Iacocca, Leon Panetta, Sylvester Stallone, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Rudy Giuliani, Yogi Berra, Justice Samuel Alito Jr., and other notables in business, sports, entertainment and politics.

We are pleased to host a NIAF weekend with informative seminars, interesting film screenings and a Saturday Expo Italiana focused on our Italian heritage, culture and traditions. Our signature events include a Friday night Molise region inspired celebrity chef dinner and an elegant Gala on Saturday evening, honoring the past, the present and the future of Italians and Italian Americans.

Gala Sponsorships & Ticket Information
To purchase corporate sponsorships and individual tickets CLICK HERE. 

Expo Italiana Vendor Form & Information
Expo Italiana registration is now closed. Please contact for questions.

Reserve Your Room Today!
Omni reservations line 1-800-THE OMNI (843-6664) and ask for the “National Italian American Foundation” room block or CLICK HERE to make your reservation online.

2019 Honorees

Daniel M. DiLella
Real Estate & Chairman of U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission
Richard L. Trumka
President of AFL – CIO
Maria Bartiromo
Anchor of Mornings with Maria
Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street
Sunday Morning Futures
Vincent Forlenza
CEO of Becton, Dickinson and Company

Paul Tufano
Chairman & CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas


View Gala Weekend Schedule

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