National Education & Leadership Awards Gala





2014 Nela Gala Sponsors

Alheimer's Association
Cooley's Anemia Foundation
Henry Lewis Foundation
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers
OSIA New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Inc.
The Charles Evans Foundation
Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO – Harry Lombardo, International President


Cafe Milano – Georgetown Entertainment Group – Franco Nuschese

Columbus Citizens Foundation

Lufthansa German Airlines

Sons of Italy Annapolis Lodge 2225 – Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of Maryland

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

TWU Local 1400 - Representing Employees of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Union Benefit Planners, Inc.

Wounded Warrior Project®


American-Italian Cancer Foundation

Arab American Institute

Jeb Balise

Charitable and Educational Trust, Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, OSIA

DelGrosso Foods

International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers

Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)

Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC

National Italian American Foundation

Peduzzi Associates, LTD

Pitta & Giblin LLP, Pitta Bishop Del Giorno & Giblin LLC

Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of Connecticut

Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of Illinois/Wisconsin

Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of New Jersey

Sons of Italy Grand Lodge of Ohio

TWU Local 100

Votto Vines Importing, Inc.

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage



AIG Benefit Solutions

Alpha Phi Delta Italian Heritage Fraternity

Amalgamated Transit Union

Boston Mutual Lifen

Salvatore Joseph Bruno

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP

D.C. Friends of Ireland

Hon. Arthur & Mrs. Melanie Gajarsa

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Lincoln Financial Group - James Sheehan, Director, Large Case

M3 Technology - John B. Pescitelli, President

MagnaCare – Michael Jordan, President Labor & and Strategic Accounts Division

MetLife – U.S. Sponsored Direct Business

My Italian Family, the No. 1 Source for your Family Roots

Naden/Lean, LLC, Jeff Drake, CPA

Phillips, Richard & Rind, P.A. – Your Proud Labor Lawyers

Procare Rx

Gail & Carmen Policy – Casa Piena Winery

Safety Group

Sons of Italy Foundation Trustees: Angelo R. Bianchi, Esq.; Richard R. Della Croce; Al DeNapoli; Dr. Mark DeNunzio; Joseph LaBanca; Bruce Lankewish; Salvatore Lanzilotta; Michael G. Polo; Marianne Principe-O’Neil

Sons of Italy National Past Presidents: Philip R. Boncore, Esq.; Frank J. DeSantis; Joseph J. DiTrapani; The Hon. Robert A. Messa; Paul S. Polo, Sr.; Vincent Sarno; Joseph Sciame; John G. Spatuzza; Joanne L. Strollo; Peter R. Zuzolo

Transportation Trades Department

United Mine Workers America

Univers Workplace Solutions

Unum Insurance – Better Benefits at Work

Warrior Family Foundation

Wealth By Design – Craig C. Bartlett, Managing Partner

Alex Zakrzeski