2005 NIAF East Coast Gala – Media Advisory


Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Wednesday evening, April 13, 2005
6:00 PM Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 PM Dinner

WHERE: The Waldorf-Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will host its annual East Coast Gala, on April 13 in New York City, to benefit the NIAF Scholarship and Education Programs.

NIAF will salute the following prominent industry leaders for their outstanding leadership in medicine, business, and entertainment.

Dr. Michael Brescia, executive medical director, Calvary Hospital, will receive an award for Special Achievement for Humanitarian Service
Joseph Moglia, CEO, Ameritrade Holding Corporation, will receive the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Business
Stanley Tucci, award-winning actor, will receive the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Entertainment

The gala is chaired by Frank Petrilli, NIAF board member and retired CEO of TD Waterhouse USA. Emmy Award-winning actress Susan Lucci will present a NIAF scholarship to a young Italian American during the gala. CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo and Ron Insana are some of the prominent Italian Americans attending the gala.

Dinner tickets start at $300 per person. Attire: Business. To purchase, contact, Bonni Cellini at 202/939-3114 or bonni@niaf.org. You can also register on line at www.niaf.org 

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC and dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. Learn more about our programs and events by visiting www.niaf.org