LifeStar Insurance has this year renewed its commitment as an official supporter of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), which is the largest representative organization of more than 20 million American citizens of Italian descent.
NIAF’s objectives are to encourage Italian Americans to keep their culturally rich heritage and traditions alive, and to ensure that the community never forgets the contribution Italians have made to the US history and the nation’s progress.
LifeStar’s chairman, Paolo Catalfamo, has lived in the US and he has been a Board Member of the Washington based Foundation for several years, besides also being the President of NIAF Italia.
Since it was founded in 1975, the NIAF has contributed tens of millions of dollars towards educational and cultural activities aimed at improving the collective wellbeing of the Italian American community. This includes scholarships ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000 which are distributed to Italian American students studying a wide variety of subjects. The NIAF also organises Voyages of Discovery for Italian American students, enabling them to visit and learn about the culture and history of Italy.
Prof. Catalfamo said: “LifeStar is proud to be an official sponsor of the NIAF, which plays a vital role in promoting and preserving Italian culture among Italian Americans, and we are hopeful also of establishing a branch in Malta in the near future.”
The NIAF recently honored actress Veronica Berti Bocelli, wife of the popular tenor Andrea Bocelli duringits 48th Anniversary Gala in Washington DC, which was a star-studded event attended by US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill, as well as AC Milan owner Gerry Cardinale. Several members of the US Congress also attended the event. The foundation actively collaborates with the US Congress and the White House on all major issues affecting Italian Americans.