IWL News & Events

June 25, 2020

July 13 until August 1

The IWL will receive 15% of sales

when you mention "IWL" in the comment section

of your order.


This will help support us in providing critical funding for the League’s “I Nostri Bambini” program during this unprecedented pandemic.


Choose from over 100 items of fresh Italian delicacies which can be delivered within 24 hours or shipped UPS.


Go to www.terrafoodsllc.us


Products include: Parmigiano-Reggiano, Grana Padana, Smoked Caciocavallo, Buffalo Mozzarella, Burrata, Scamorza, Flavored Cheeses, Salame with Pistachios, Pancetta, Speck, Bresaola, Soppressata, Garofalo Pasta, Cherry Tomato Sauce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Frozen Desserts, Kinder Chocolate, Mulino Bianco Biscotti, Panettone, Nutella

Please remember to put “IWL” in the comment area when ordering.

For further information contact: sandyauriti@gmail.com

Tel. 917-592-7617

For any issues with your order co...

December 13, 2019

IWL Board Christmas dinner 2019. We are grateful for so many blessings this year. We thank all of you, our members and donors who allow us to continue our good work on behalf of “I Nostri Bambini”. From our famiglia to your famiglia, we wish you all a joyous holiday and blessings in the New Year!!
Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo!

November 6, 2019

On November 6, 2019 at the Women's Overseas Service League Flagstaff and Grove in Central Park, 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 acknowledged 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 City piers.

October 31, 2019

Thanks to all who helped make our 2019 Luncheon a success and to i-Italy for its support. Click on "Read More" for video.

Click here to see more photos from the event.

October 23, 2019

"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:

DiNapoli Video

October 11, 2019


Rosanna Scotto,

Co-Host of FOX 5’s “Good Day New York”


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 Morning New York" and "The Morning Show," Scotto joined WABC-TV's "Eyewitness News" as a reporter, where she remained until she joined FOX 5.


Scotto has won three Emmys for anchoring FOX 5 News at 10 and Good Day New York. She is the winner of the 1995 New York State Associated Press First Place Award for her report "New York Survival Guide" and also the winner of thr...

October 10, 2019

Vince Lumia, Managing Director

Head of Field Management,

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management


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 the Institutional Client Coverage group, which provides middle market institutions with research, sales coverage and execution capabilities across Equities and Fixed Income. He also ran Strategic Client Management, which oversees all cross-divisional business activities with a focus on identifying new business opportunities and providing clients with greater access to the broader capabilities of t...

September 27, 2019

This week, Italian American community leader Linda Carlozzi visited the Italian American (Tower of Italian Power) podcast for a chat with co-hosts Rossella Rago and John M. Viola.

Click here to download and listen now!


September 10, 2019

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.

March 1, 2019

Join the IWL on March 22 and

learn to make authentic, Neapolitan pizza while snacking and enjoying wine at Kesté Pizza and Vino! The evening will include a pizza class, wine and other goodies.

“Kesté” means “This is It” and it was voted “#1 Pizza in New York” by New York Magazine.

Click HERE to register or RSVP.  Cost - $85

Register Now!

December 12, 2018

The Board's annual Christmas dinner at Columbus Citizens Foundation.

November 20, 2018

You Are Invited!
Join us for a Private Shopping Event:
Jewelry by Liza 
on Tuesday Nov 20th
Hosted by Judy Bautz 

~ will include light bites + bubbly, 4pm – 8pm ~
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the IWL.

See more pieces on Liza’s Instagram:

One of New York’s finest costume “couture” jewelry designers, Elizabeth Gottlieb – known as Liza, was born in France and raised in Vienna and Paris. Her classical a

pproach to fashion was developed through her musical training at the National Music Academy in Paris.

Liza carefully curates her materials so that each piece is unique and sumptuous. Handcrafted from sterling silver, vermeil and vintage beads, using semi-precious stones among other materials, she knows how to accent a woman’s personal style from personal experience on the runway.

Here in New York, her pieces can be found at ‘Mirabelle Boutique” on Madison Avenue or by appointment at her show room and studio on the Upper West Side. In France, you can find her creations in Paris at the Ho...

November 15, 2018

Ekavi Boutique
Benefit Weekend
November 29, November 30 and Dec 1, 2018

10% of the Proceeds Benefit the IWL and there will be a 10% discount
Welcoming Reception
with refreshments
Nov 29, 6-9pm

Shop their unique collection of clothes and accessories!

October 8, 2018

Thank you to all who shared Columbus Day with us.

May 10, 2018

We are proud to announce that after years of dedication as Chairwoman and President of the Italian Welfare League, and Chairwoman of its Bambini Committee, Bea Tusiani has been appointed Chairwoman Emerita. Bea has been tireless in her efforts developing our Bambini Program and much admired for expanding it while reaching out to hundreds of Italian-American children. This program is well-known throughout the Italian-American community and Bea Tusiani’s name is synonymous with its importance and success. Please join us in congratulating Bea on achieving this admirable and much-deserved position.

Bea Tusiani is the author of a memoir entitled ‘Con Amore’ and a children’s book entitled ‘The Fig Cake Family’ both of which are rooted in her Italian heritage and, ‘Remnants of a Life on Paper’, a mother-daughter dialogue that chronicles the struggles and anguish suffered by a family with a member living with Border Personality Disorder (BPD). Bea’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, N...

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