The National Italian American Foundation’s 34th Anniversary Gala is scheduled for October 24, 2009 in Washington, D.C. This year, NIAF guests ages 18-35 will be offered Youth Seating within the main Gala at a special reduced price.
During the gala dinner, guests will enjoy NIAF’s tradition of fine dining and appearances by celebrity guests while bonding with friends at this high-level event.
In keeping with our tradition of hosting the President of the United States, we have invited President Barack Obama to attend. As you know, President Obama has appointed several prominent Italian Americans to high-level posts in his administration. In fact, we are thrilled to announce that Madame Secretary Janet Napolitano will receive the 2009 NIAF Special Achievement Award. Napolitano will be joined by prominent chef Lidia Bastianich, who will receive the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Culinary Arts. Additional honorees will be announced later this summer.
The NIAF Washington Gala is part of the Foundation’s two-day annual convention (held October 23-24, 2009) that includes other special receptions, entertainment and conferences. The Piazza d’Italia, a two-day Best of Italy showcase, will be back. And, you will be treated to first-class entertainment.
Your participation guarantees that NIAF will continue to help young people like you with their higher education, mentoring programs, youth retreats, networking and other efforts to instill a sense of pride in their wonderful heritage. It is our sincere hope that you will support NIAF by attending this event.
We look forward to celebrating with you in October!
Although general gala tickets range from $400 to $2,500 in cost, Youth Seating is in a designated area that only costs $100 per ticket!
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