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NIAF New York Gala


Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Thursday evening, April 3, 2014 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception 7:30 p.m. Dinner

WHERE: Cipriani 42nd Street 110 East 42nd St. New York, N.Y.

Industry leadersJoseph Brancato, managing principal at the global design firm Gensler; Carmine Di Sibio, global managing partner- Client Service at EY; Mary Ann Esposito, renowned chef and television personality; and LtGen USMC (ret.) Frank Libutti, chief executive officer and president of PS&S Global LLC, the environmental remediation and alternative and renewable energy firm, will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation’s annual New York Gala on April 3, 2014.

Held at the legendary Italian Renaissance-inspired Cipriani 42nd Street, the evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The gala also includes musical performance by Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses, an eight-piece brass-infused swing band.

NIAF’s New York Gala is chaired by Gerard S. LaRocca, a member of NIAF’s Board of Directors and chief administrative officer, Americas, Barclays Capital.

Proceeds from NIAF’s New York Gala will benefit the Foundation’s philanthropic and educational programs. Tickets begin at $750 (member); $1,000 (non-member). Attire: Cocktail.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, visit: or contact Jerry Jones at 202-939-3102 or

Media Contact: Elissa Ruffino at 202-939-3106,

For additional information about NIAF’s events across the country, visit and click on “Calendar.” 

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