The Sons of Italy Foundation’s 25th Anniversary NELA Gala will honor Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne; former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.); founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, actor and activist Gary Sinise; and businessman Robert Corrao.
The evening will include a special salute to the U.S. Armed Forces, and performances by Nova Y. Payton and Michael Amante. Special guests to include: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Senator Jack Reed, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace, and U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Odierno.
Can’t attend this year’s NELA Gala? Here are other ways to get involved:
1) Follow our live tweets!
Follow the action on Twitter with #nelagala. We will be live-tweeting the event starting at 6pm (EDT) on Thursday, May 23.
Remember to use #nelagala to join the conversation!
2) Bid on one of our fabulous auction prizes:
To find out more about our trips please visit the auction website. Online bidding closes at 12 p.m. (EDT) on May 23. Live bidding will be held during the gala.
Proceeds from the auction will support the Sons of Italy Foundation’s National Scholarship and Education Fund, related charities and cultural preservation programs.
3) Text your donation to support the Sons of Italy Foundation! On the night of May 23, from 6 p.m. (EDT) to 10 p.m. (EDT) text your donation to the short code below and have your generosity displayed to over 800+ gala attendees.
Here’s how to donate:
Text SIF, your gift amount and name to 91011
Example: SIF $100 Jane Smith