National Education & Leadership Awards Gala





2012 Nela Gala Sponsors


Alheimer's Association

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Henry Lewis Foundation

Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)

Mediterranean Shipping Company

International Association of Sheet Metal, Air & Transportation Workers


Blasters, Drillrunners & Miners Union Local 29

Building, Concrete, Excavating, & Common Laborers Union Local 731

Cement & Concrete Workers District Council No.16

Ceres Terminals Incorporated

Columbus Citizens Foundation

Cooley's Anemia Foundation

Eastern New York Laborers' District Council

Laborers' District Council of Ohio

Laborers' Local 147 - NYC Sandhogs

Laborers’ New England Region Organizing Fund

Laborers' Tri-Funds

LiUNA! Ontario Provincial District Council - Cosmo Mannella, Business Manager

Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York and Long Island

Massachusetts & Northern New England Laborers' District Council

Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc.

New Jersey Building Construction Laborers’ District Council

New York State Laborers' Employer Health and Safety Fund

New York State Laborers' Employers Coop & Education Trust Fund

New York State Laborers Organizing Fund

OSIA New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Inc.

Pavers and Road Builders District Council of Greater New York

The New England Laborers' Health & Safety Fund

The New England Laborers' Labor-Management Cooperation Trust

The PenFed Foundation - Because Military Heroes need heroes too

Transportation Communications Union/IAM – Robert A. Scardelletti, National President

Upstate NY Laborers' District Council

Wounded Warrior Project



Arab American Institute


Cafe Milano

Connecticut Laborers' District Council

DelGrosso Foods

Finmeccanica North America

Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa

International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers

Joseph & Elham Cicippio

Laborers' District Council of Eastern Pennsylvania - Anthony Seiwell, Business Manager

Laborers' District Council of Western Pennsylvania

Laborers' Home Development Corporation

Laborers' International Union of North America Local 1298

Law Offices of Bianchi & Bianchi, LLC

Lido Civic Club

LIUNA! Mid-Atlantic Region

Midwest Region Organizing Committee

OSIA Grand Lodge of Connecticut

OSIA Grand Lodge of New Jersey

Privitera Family Charitable Foundation

Public Employees' Local Union 1033, LIUNA and Rhode Island Public Employees' Benefit Funds

Rhode Island Laborers' District Council

Seafarers International Union - Michael Sacco, President

Southern California District, Council of Laborers'

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters

TN Marketing, LLC - Cal Franklin


United Mine Workers of America

UNITE HERE - John W. Wilhelm, President

WV Appalachian Laborers' District Council


Building Wreckers Union Local 142 - Thomas C. Troy, Jr., President

Construction & General Laborers’ Local 190

D.C. Friends of Ireland

Gail & Carmen Policy, Casa Piena

Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, OSIA – Charitable and Educational Trust – Benefit Insurance Commission

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) - Edwin Hill, International President

International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers

Laborers' Local 754

Laborers' Local Union 692

Lufthansa German Airlines

Midwest Region Foundation for Fair Contracting

Midwest Region Laborers' Health & Safety Fund

Midwest Region LECET

Naden/Lean, LLC – Jeff Drake, CPA

National Postal Mail Handlers Union

New York State AFL-CIO

Northern California District Council of Laborers - Oscar De La Torre, Business Manager

OSIA Grand Lodges of Maryland and Delaware

Pike Electric Corporation

Southeast Laborers’ District Council - Glen Farmer, Secretary-Treasurer

The Washington Examiner - Michael Phelps, Publisher & CEO

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry