National Organization of Italian American Women 


Monday April 29, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

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The Pierre 
2 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

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Donatella Arpaia, our esteemed honoree, is a renowned restaurateur, celebrity chef, author and television personality, appearing regularly on the Food Network and the Today Show. The undeniable passion that began as a child spending summers in Naples and Puglia, the birthplace of her parents, suspended in the beauty of family, food, and shared moments, led her to become an influential woman in the world of food, business, and entertaining. 

About the Presentations
Italian Women in Wine: A Guided Tasting
Winebow, Inc., a leading importer of premium Italian wines in the United States, will present a selection of wines from some exceptional and inspiring Italian women winemakers and winery owners, showcasing the uniqueness and diversity of the regions in which they are made. The wines are sure to delight.

Food, Wine And Opera: The Perfect Triad
Tenor Luciano Lamonarca has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, under the patronage of the United Nations and the European Union, and throughtout the United States. His exceptional presentation about wine and food's significance in opera will educate, entertain and enthrall opera aficionados and novices alike.

Concurrent presentations will begin at 4pm, and each will be repeated at 5:15 pm in order for guests to attend both.

Honorary Gala Committee
His Excellency Claudio Bisogniero (Ambassador of Italy to the US) - Deputy Consul General of Italy in NY Laura Aghillare - Hon. Robert P. Astorino - Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna - Hon. Rosa DeLauro - Hon. Patricia deStacy Harrison - Hon. Janet DiFiore - Gr. Uff. RoseMarie Gallina-Santangelo - Hon. Frank Guarini - Anita Bevacqua McBride - Hon. Constance A. Morella - Agata Musco - Dana Perino - Philip Piccigallo, Ph.D. - Nicole Romano - Cav. Uff. Joseph Sciame - John Viola - John A. Zaccaro  *In Progress

Gala Co-Chairs
Diana Femia - Angela Sculti

Gala Committee
Maria Puccio Arianas - Maryelen Brusco - Amy C. Cococcia - Jo-Ann Daddio-Larsen - Anne Marie D'Attelo, Esq. - Roseann McSorley - MaryRose Barranco Morris, Ed.D. - Joann Sicoli, CMP - Allyson F. Skinner - Elline Surianello
Business Attire ~ Gentlemen Always Welcome

Register Now! Individual Ticket $375  - Preferred Ticket $600 (Reserved Seating at presentations and prominent seating at dinner)