Honoring Our Heroes


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

Military Appreciation Dinner and Veterans Mentoring Golf Tournament

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and The Commit Foundation

The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (Sunday)
Aronimink Golf Club, 300 St. Davids Rd., Newtown Square, Pa. (Monday)

Sunday, September 8, 2013, at The Union League of Philadelphia 6 p.m. Registration and Cocktail Reception 7 p.m. Dinner and Awards

Monday, September 9, 2013, at Aronimink Golf Club 10 a.m. Registration followed by Buffet Luncheon 1 p.m. Shotgun start 5:30 p.m. Reception, Dinner and Awards

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has partnered with the Commit Foundation to celebrate the bravery and commitment of returning Italian American veterans who have served in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-five veterans will be paired with mentors from the Italian American community for the two-day program.

“Honoring Our Heroes” includes a Military Appreciation Dinner on Sunday, followed by a Veterans Mentoring Golf Tournament on Monday, September 9, 2013. The goal is to empower Italian American veterans through mentorship, strengthen their connections within the Italian American military network, and honor Italian American veterans of all generations.

On Sunday, September 8, 2013, Captain, Greg Galeazzi, U.S. Army platoon leader, executive officer and personnel and logistics adviser to Afghan forces, will join General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.), former Commander In Chief of the U.S. Central Command, as this year’s honorees at the Military Appreciation Dinner.

The following day, Sunday, September 9, 2013,the veterans will be joined by NIAF Chairman Joseph V. Del Raso, President John M. Viola and Philadelphia’s business executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders for the Veterans Mentoring Golf Tournament.

To register and for more information about the two-day program and sponsorship, visit www.niaf.org/vets.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Americans of Italian descent. www.niaf.org

The COMMIT Foundation creates serendipity for veterans by fostering mentorship, extending and growing professional networks, promoting familiar camaraderie, and setting the stage for inspiring moments. The COMMIT Foundation works with military veterans from all services, branches, and ranks, most of the veterans have served in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. www.commitfoundation.org