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We cordially invite those with a passion and love for Italy and our heritage to become a part of our growing organization. In addition to education, our programs provide an impressive network of our nation’s most prominent Italian Americans. We strive to educate and preserve our Italian heritage and cultural traditions.

We are committed to recording and preserving the contributions of our Italian heritage and culture to our society. We rely on your involvement to continue to develop programs. With your support, NOIA will be able to continue to help our young leaders of tomorrow.

The association seeks through its newsletter, cultural programs, social activities, projects, giving, outreach, etc. to enhance, highlight, and extend the Italian heritage, history and culture to the public.

For more information about what benefits you will enjoy in our organization, review our Membership Benefits.

Membership is extended to all individuals and businesses interested in helping the people and causes of the Italian-American community in Northern Ohio. Four levels of membership are available with contributions made annually:

  • Associate Membership  (22-30 years of age) $250
  • Intermediate Membership  (ages 31-40 years of age) $500
  • General Membership  $1,000
  • Trusteeship  $5,000
  • Generational Membership  (2 members + 2 trustees) $10,000
  • Lifetime Membership* Lifetime Membership is granted upon the approval of the Board of Trustees to any individual or business that makes a lump sum contribution of $50,000 or more. A Lifetime member will maintain Member status unless he/she pays annual dues of $4,000, which then entitles him/her to Trustee privileges.

Candidates for membership are nominated by current members and subject to a review by the Membership Committee after submitting an application for membership. As an organization, our goal is to grow the active membership by finding individuals who are committed to the mission and values of the Foundation.

Trustees have a very special role in the Foundation. The Trustees of the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation are an influential core group whose recommendations, opinions and contributions impact the decisions NOIA makes to support local Italian-American causes and institutions.

Membership contributions are collected annually and can be paid online at our website using Pay Pal. Our fiscal year is July 1- June 30. We have also set up direct payments monthly, quarterly and annually. The Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your support is tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for advice.

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