On November 6, 2019 at the Women's Overseas Service League Flagstaff and Grove in Central Park at East 69th Street a tribute ceremony was held to the women who have served America, co-sponsored by the East Side WWI Centennial Commemoration, American Red Cross, and NYC Department of Veterans' Services. Speaker Marion Pardo, President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation mentioned Joan Prezioso, President of the Italian Welfare League. The IWL began 100 years ago while assisting and re-assimilating those Italian American men who fought for Italy during WWI and were returning home to the New York...
"Excited to be in Tuckahoe for my annual celebration of Italian Heritage Month. I’m joined by tonight’s honorees —David Anthony Pope, president and CEO Generoso Pope Foundation; Anthony Capicotto, past venerable
of the Antonio Meucci Lodge of Order Sons of Italy; John DeCicco Sr., chairman of DeCicco and Sons; Joan Prezioso, president of the Italian Welfare League; and Tony Signorile, former chairman of the Bronx Columbus Day Parade — and many others who are part of America’s vibrant and thriving Italian culture." - Thomas P. DiNapoli
To see the video presentation, click on the link below:
Rosanna Scotto is the co-host of Good Day New York. She has been a member of WNYW-FOX 5 News since 1986.
Scotto began her career in television at WTBS, Ted Turner's UHF television station in Atlanta, where she was a reporter for two local programs and an associate producer of the station's evening newscast. She returned to her native New York in the early 1980s as a reporter for WABC's "Good Morning New York," which eventually became "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee." After a year with "Good Mor...
Vince Lumia is a Managing Director and Head of Field Management, with responsibility for the Firm’s network of about 16K financial advisors across approximately 600 branches, including Private & International Wealth Management, Strategic Client Management and National Sales. Vince most recently served as Head of Private Wealth Management, the division that serves ultra high net worth individuals, families and their foundations both in the US and abroad. He was responsible for...
I don't know if I can find the words to thank you. Jonathan is a very special boy. He is funny, quick-witted, sassy, loving and smart. Unlike many kids though, he has to work so hard for EVERYTHING! He can act out and get frustrated when he isn't understood.
He loves words and getting his point across. He will find a way to be understood. Thank you for helping him get more PROMPT sessions. He is speaking now because of this. We really appreciate all of your help and support. Love, David, Colleen, Andrew & Jonathan."
Our honorees will be Rosanna Scotto, Co-host of Good Day New York, on Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City; and Vincent Lumia, Managing Director and Head of Field Management at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Our emcee will be Tony Aiello of CBS2-TV News.
Dominick is a twin who was born prematurely. he is able to enjoy bike riding with a special, adaptive bike.
"We just got the bike and are having so much fun! Thank you to all who made this possible. The timing was perfect because school just ended. Dominick loves it as did his twin Brother Dante. (Dante has hydrocephalus so this is a great asset to their physical therapy). Thank you again for all of you help with this."
From one of the organizations we fund, ACLD (Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities) in Bethpage, NY:
"I cannot tell you how many families we have in queu to help this year. It’s simply wonderful to be able to assist so many thanks to the generosity of IWL. Here are some of the happy smiles from Summer Camp made possible by IWL ."
Patrick, a 4-year-old from Huntington, NY, receives an autism therapy called Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA. The IWL donated towards the co-pays for this therapy, which are not covered by the family's insurance.
"Dear Italian Welfare League:
This is amazing news! Your commitment to helping the Italian community is impressive and we are truly grateful to receive this opportunity. The family and his team are overjoyed by the support you have provided. The funds will really help with getting Patrick the therapy he needs without having to think about the financial burden. We look forward to his...
One of the organizations supported by the IWL is Breakthrough Intensive Physical Therapy of Islandia, NY. It helps children and young adults with neurological diagnoses, like the four Bambini pictured here, to become as independent as possible by improving their mobility and building their confidence for a better quality of life.