Meet Our 2022 Honorees



Her Excellency Ambassador Mariangela Zappia is a career diplomat with over 35 years of experience. She is the first woman appointed to the position of Ambassador of Italy to the United States of America.


Angelo Vivolo is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and advocate for promoting education and supporting his Italian heritage, in particular the legacy of Christopher Columbus and the Francesco and Mary Giambelli Foundation.


Daniel A. Nigro is the 33rd commissioner of the New York Fire Department. He led his 17,000 member department and inhabitants of New York City through the worst days of 9/11.

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