This edition: Spring Galas! NOIAW 35th Anniversary Gala/NIAF New York GalaTweet
Original tape date: May 25, 2016.
First aired: May 25, 2016.
It’s gala season in Italian America! This episode of ITALICS takes us to The St. Regis New York and Cipriani 42nd Street, for NOIAW – the National Organization of Italian American Women’s 35th Anniversary Gala, and NIAF – the National Italian American Foundation’s 2016 New York Gala. Lucia Grillo talks with NOIAW honorees Alisyn Camerota - CNN Anchor and “New Day” co-host - and Jeanne Mariani Sullivan - founding principal of Starvest Partners - and others at the St. Regis. Then, she steps on the red carpet at Cipriani 42nd Street to talk with NIAF honoree Mike Piazza – slated to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July – and more!
Stefano Albertini Director, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University
Ken Aspromonte Former Manager, Major League Baseball
Michael Badalucco Actor
Alisyn Camerota Anchor & Co-host, CNN/"New Day"
Luigi P. "Lou" Carnesecca Former Basketball Coach, St. John’s University
Mrs. Matilda Raffa Cuomo Founding Member & Dist. Board Member, National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) & Mentoring USA
Hon. Francesco Genuardi Consul Gen of Italy/New York, Italian Consulate in New York
Michael J. Inserra EY, Americas VC
Jeanne Mariani Sullivan Fdr/StarVest Partners
Mary Ann Mattone Board & Secretary, NOIAW
Joseph M. Mattone, Sr. Chairman & CEO, The Mattone Group
Mike Piazza Former Catcher, Major League Baseball
Dr. Aileen Riotto-Sirey Founding Member & Chair Emerita, National Organization of Italian American Women
Maria Tamburri Chair, NOIAW
John Viola President & Chief Operating Officer, National Italian American Foundation
Maria T. Vullo Treasurer, National Organization of Italian American Women