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Did you know? NIAF relief fund raised nearly $800,000

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There was no typical donor to the NIAF Abruzzo Relief Fund, which yielded nearly $800,000 for the victims and communities affected by last April's earthquake in Abruzzo. Contributors ranged from a 96-year-old man living in Philadelphia to large philanthropies.


But certain organizations and individuals formed the backbone of NIAF's generous response to this tragedy. As we observe the one-year anniversary of Italy's Abruzzo earthquake, we feel it is important to call attention to their generosity.


Major donors included:


The Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society

Accademia Barilla & Mario Rizzotti

The Aiuto Foundation/Sons of Sicily

The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees AFL-CIO District Council 37

Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri di New York

Mitchell & Etta Cannon Family Fund

Carnival Cruise Lines/Seaborne

The Chrysler Foundation

Jerry Colangelo

The Generoso Pope Foundation

Johanna Fulache

Hon. Frank J. Guarini

The Italian American Historical Society of Connecticut

The Italian American National Hall of Fame

The Italian Club of Tampa

The Italian Grand Council of Westchester

The Italian Hospital Society on behalf of Domenico Mignone

The Italian Welfare League

Italy Relief Fund

Il Circolo Florida

Barbara & Gary Marshall

Pepper Hamilton LLC of Philadelphia - Employees

Peter Morris

Peninsula Italian American Social Club

The PGA Tour on behalf of Fred Couples

POM Wonderful Roll Giving Employee Charitable Program

The Rosati Charitable Fund

John F. Scarpa

The Susan Sarandon Charitable Foundation

Jerry Turci

UNICO National

Vincent Viola


Finally, NIAF's Abruzzo relief efforts would not have been as successful without the many benefit dinners, auctions and other events held across the U.S. Organizers included Alicart Restaurant Group, Tutta Pasta restaurant in Hoboken, N.J., Vito's Ristorante & Pizzeria in Southern Pines, N.C., and Italian Wine Merchants/Domaine Select Wine Estates. Additional thanks goes to Italian entrepreneur Pierluigi Zappacosta, whose generous support of a NIAF auction in San Francisco benefited our Abruzzo relief efforts.