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This edition: NIAF Annual Gala & NOIAW Luncheon 2019





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Episode Details

Original tape date: April 16, 2019.

First aired: May 14, 2019.

It’s gala season in Italian America! This episode of ITALICS takes us to Cipriani 42nd Street and The St. Regis New York, for NIAF – the National Italian American Foundation’s 2019 New York Gala, and NOIAW – the National Organization of Italian American Women’s Annual Luncheon.

ITALICS steps on the red carpet at Cipriani 42nd Street to talk with NIAFhonorees Ret. Judge Frank M. Ciuffani; Lorenzo Zurino, Ceo, The One Company; and Marylou Delfino Berk, Senior Managing Director/Head Of Commercial Real Estate, LeFrak.

Then we go to The St. Regis and talked to NOIAW honorees Sandra L. DePoalo, Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering for BNW Mellon, and Dr. Judith A. Salerno, Pesident of The New York Academy of Medicine, and to staff members of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute which was honored with the Friend of NOIAW Award.

Guest List

Gabriel A. Battista Chairperson, National Italian American Foundation

Tony Lo Bianco Actor

Donna M. Chirico, Ph.D. Professor and Dean of Arts and Sciences, York College/CUNY

Frank M. Ciuffani Retired Judge, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A

Mrs. Matilda Raffa Cuomo Former First Lady of NY/Founding Member, NOIAW, National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW)

Margaret Cuomo, M.D. Author

Sandra L. DePoalo Global Head of AML, BNY Mellon

Hon. Francesco Genuardi Consul General of Italy, Consulate General of Italy In New York

Siân Gibby Communications Writer-Editor, Jhon D.Calandra Italian American Institute

Patricia de Stacy Harrison Executive President & CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

Gerard S. LaRocca NY Gala Dinner Chairman, National Italian American Foundation

Rosaria Musco Associate Director of Administration, Jhon D.Calandra Italian American Institute

Itala Pelizzoli Demographer, Jhon D.Calandra Italian American Institute

Romina Perri

Joe Piscopo Actor/Comedian

Carmine Pizzirusso Research and Technical Coordinator, Jhon D.Calandra Italian American Institute

Judith A. Salerno President, The New York Academy of Medicine

Maria Tamburri Chair, National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW)

Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - Queens College

Roma Torre Critic/Reporter, NY 1 News

Olivia Tursi Student Psychological Counselor, Calandra Institute

Lorenzo Zurino CEO, THE ONE COMPANY

  • June 2019
  • Tuesday, June 11 - 9:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 12 - 10:30am, 3:30pm
  • Saturday, June 15 - 7:30am
  • Sunday, June 16 - 6:30pm