2015 GOLF OUTING
Plans are under way for the 10th Annual Golf Outing. Our 2015 beneficiary is Smiles with Style. The date for the outing is Monday, July 6th at Canterbury Country Club. If you would like to secure a spot, please email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorship is available at the following levels:
• $3,000 Sponsorship ($1300 tax deductible)
Sponsorship includes a foursome of golf, a tournament favor for each golfer, lunch, beverages, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. You will also receive recognition at: a selected hole on the course, in all of the Foundation marketing pieces and at the day of event.
• $500 Sponsorship ($500 tax deductible)
Sponsorship includes your company’s logo on a hole.
• $1,500 Foursome ($300 tax deductible)
Sponsorship includes a foursome of golf, a tournament favor for each golfer, lunch, beverages, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. You will also receive recognition at a selected hole.
• $350 Individual Golfer ($50 tax deductible)
Sponsorship includes individual golfer for 18 holes of golf, a tournament favor, lunch, beverages, and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
MEET OUR TRUSTEES
To our entire under-forty crowd — Please join us on Tuesday, July 21st at Pier W to hear Trustee, John Quagliata, Chairman & CEO Select Management Holdings Inc., speak. These have been very successful events. John’s presentation begins at noon. If you are interested, please let Angie know. Past speakers have been: Umberto Fedeli, Peter A. Spitalieri and Fred DiSanto, Vic DiGeronimo, Angelo Petitti and Vince Campanella.
2015/2016 NOIA CALENDAR
Our 2015/2016 NOIA Calendar, “Cara Nonna” will be a tribute to Italian grandmothers. And 12 members of the NOIA Foundation will have an opportunity to feature a treasured memory and photograph of your Nonna in this year’s calendar!
If you’d like YOUR Nonna to be included in the 2015/2016 NOIA Foundation calendar, email a high resolution photo and a paragraph of copy featuring a special memory or story of your grandmother to Angie Spitalieri ASAP!
The first 12 contributions will be used in this year’s calendar. Act NOW! Nonna will be SO proud of you!
2015 SPRING MEETING
Our Annual Spring Meeting will take place Thursday, June18th at 6pm at the Metropolitan at the 9. We will be presenting the State of the Foundation as well as sharing some exciting activities for our 20th Anniversary. Invitations will be sent out this month. We will also have a special performance from Dominick Farinacci. This is a great event to bring a prospective member too. Please let us know if you have someone in mind.
The Foundation’s mission is to preserve and enhance our Italian culture and history; to develop unity and goodwill in our community and to support initiatives associated with the perpetuation of the Italian American heritage, culture, ideals and values.
A LOOK BACK
In 2004, the Foundation hosted their gala celebration at Playhouse Square. The theme was “Last of the Living Legends.” The guests enjoyed a performance by legendary signer Tony Bennett on the stage at the Palace Theatre. Guests then enjoyed cocktails in the State Theater and dinner on the stage. The 2004 Hall of Fame inductees were Joe Scaminace of OM Group, Sister Mary Francois Zappone, Anthony DeCarlo, and The Orlando Family. Our Emcee for the evening was Mike Fratello. We had a sellout crowd that night with over 900 people in attendance. The evening was enjoyed by all.
COMMITTEES FOR THE FOUNDATION
All committees will be having their final meetings this month. New committees will start in July and we will be presenting the new structure at the Spring Meeting.
Our next Networking Breakfast will take place on May 6th at the Union Club. If you would like to sign up please contact Angie.
FAMILY MASS AND PICNIC
Sunday, August 9 at 12:00pm. Our Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Roger Gries, Father Michael Contardi from St. Rocco’s and Father Ed. Estock of St. Albert’s. We will be having three different types of music, a pizza oven, and activities for the kids. If you are interested, please contact Angie to make your reservations. The event will be held at the German Central Foundation, 7863 York Road, Parma, Ohio 44130.
IN THE NEWS
Trustee Jim Milano will receive the Samuel H. Miller Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society on May 14, 2015. It will be presented at the 30th Annual Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Commemoration in conjunction with National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day. The award is presented to a member of the community who has distinguished themselves throughout their adult life in giving back to the community especially through support of law enforcement and philanthropic efforts and remains active in community affairs through civic organizations