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The Columbian Foundation and The Italian American Association of the Township of Ocean Join NIAF Affiliate Organization Program
The NIAF has announced that The Columbian Foundation and The Italian American Association of the Township of Ocean have joined its Affiliate Organization Program.
The NIAF Affiliate Organization Program was launched in 2022 to partner with local and regional charitable and fraternal organizations to offer support and strengthen ties to the Italian American community nationwide.
The NIAF Affiliate Organization Program provides affiliate organizations with access to vital links to the national Foundation and its network of political, civic, and diplomatic connections in both the United States and Italy. In addition, NIAF Affiliates receive discounted NIAF memberships for their individual members, invitations to special opportunities, and access to private events. Furthermore, NIAF and its Affiliate Organizations will help promote each other's events and programs.
The Columbian Foundation has been working to promote Italian American culture and heritage in New Jersey for 82 years through scholarships, community involvement, and philanthropy. Livio Cioffi, President of The Columbian Foundation, expressed his excitement about continuing and expanding these efforts in partnership with the National Italian American Foundation.
The Italian American Association of the Township of Ocean also expressed their enthusiasm about joining the program and expanding on philanthropic endeavors and Italian cultural events. The Board Advisors of IAATO, Gregory Frasca, and Robert Labella, issued a statement expressing their pride in being part of the Foundation on an affiliate level.
The Affiliate Organization Program is an essential part of NIAF's efforts to strengthen ties to the Italian American community nationwide. By partnering with local and regional organizations, NIAF is working towards preserving and promoting Italian heritage and culture in the United States, while also strengthening the ties between the United States and Italy.