NELA Gala 2016

29th Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala

Thursday, May 25, 2017
6 p.m. Reception & 7 p.m. Program
Omni Shoreham Hotel -- Washington, D.C.


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Honorable Jessica Garfola Wright

Honorable Jessica Garfola Wright

Major General (retired)

Award for Courage and Patriotism


Rear Admiral Margaret DeLuca "Peg" Klein

Rear Admiral Margaret DeLuca

Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Military Professionalism

National Education & Leadership Award


Anthony J. Cancelosi

Anthony J. Cancelosi

President & Chief Executive Officer
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Humanitarian Award


Robert A. Messa

Robert A. Messa

OSIA Past National President (2001-2003)

In Memoriam for Meritorious Service of OSIA

    and the
    2017 Sons of Italy Foundation® National Scholarship Recipients



    Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

    Master of Ceremonies

Michael Amante

Gary Sinise



Along with many other special guests.
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    For more information:, 202.547.8115