Dear Friends of the Sons of Italy Foundation,

Sons of Italy Foundation Salutes
The Polo Family, Yolanda Cellucci, Joseph Mele, And Bob & Lisa Tramontano
at 32nd Annual NELA Gala

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2021 – The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), will be hosting its 32nd Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala on Friday, May 28, 2021. The gala will be held virtually and will recognize highly accomplished honorees, award scholarships to outstanding students, present a van donation to Help Our Military Heroes, and feature a special musical performance by “The People’s Tenor” Michael Amante.

The Polo Family, successful aeronautic manufacturers, will be honored with the prestigious National Education & Leadership Award. The other honorees will be Fashion Entrepreneur Yolanda Cellucci (Excellence for Business Award), Bob and Lisa Tramontano (Humanitarian Award), and Engineer/Professor/Designer/Inventor Joseph Mele (Lifetime Achievement Award). The recipients of the SIF’s 2021 Scholarship Program will be recognized for their academic achievements. For the 18th straight year, actor Joe Mantegna will serve as the NELA Gala’s Master of Ceremonies. General Peter W. Chiarelli (U.S. Army, retired) will serve as the NELA Gala’s second-ever Honorary Chairman.

During the program, the SIF will award over $75,000 in scholarships and commemorate its donation of $20,000 to Help Our Military Heroes with special video presentations. The donation provides a fully equipped, adaptive minivan to our country’s most severely wounded, injured, and ill service men and women who sustained their injuries while on active duty. The SIF will also recognize a past year of donations to several important causes—including $15,000 to The V Foundation for Cancer Research and $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House of New York.

The SIF’s annual NELA Gala has raised millions of dollars for such worthy causes and has hosted many distinguished individuals. Previous SIF honorees include President Bill Clinton; President George W. Bush; Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano; U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito; former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; former Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne; science & medicine luminaries Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Robert Gallo, and Dr. Michael Sofia; entertainers Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Annette Funicello, and Gary Sinise; and sports legends Mario Andretti, Geno Auriemma, and the late Tommy Lasorda.

For more information about how you can support the Sons of Italy Foundation’s 32nd Annual NELA Gala through a sponsorship, commemorative journal ad, or tickets, please visit www.nelagala.org or email nela@osia.org

SPONSORSHIPS

Dear Friends, we ask you to help the SIF® Foundation and support the National Education and Leadership Award program. Thank you for your support and contribution for the past thirty years.

PLATINUM

$10,000
Full Tax deductible
  • PLATINUM SPONSOR – $10,000 (Full Tax Deductible)

  • VIP Table of 10

  • 10 Sponsored Tables (with Logo and Corporate message)

  • Dedicated Sponsorship Page with video

  • Rotating banner in the landing page

  • Logo on logo reel (Dedicated Tab)

  • Cover page, full-color print ad in commemorative gala journal

  • Listing in printed commemorative gala journal as Platinum Sponsor

  • Listing on the Sons of Italy Foundation’s website

GOLD

$5,000
Tax deductible
  • GOLD SPONSOR – $5,000 (Full Tax Deductible)

  • Table of 10

  • 10 Sponsored Tables (with Logo and Corporate message

  • Dedicated Sponsorship Page with video

  • Rotating banner in the landing page

  • Logo on logo reel (Dedicated Tab)

  • Full page, full-color print ad in commemorative gala journal

  • Listing in printed commemorative gala journal as Gold Sponsor

  • Listing on the Sons of Italy Foundation’s website

SILVER

$2,500
Full Tax deductible
  • SILVER SPONSOR – $2,500 (Full Tax Deductible)

  • 6 tickets

  • Rotating banner in the landing page

  • Logo on logo reel (Dedicated Tab)

  • Half page, full-color print ad in commemorative gala journal

  • Listing in printed commemorative gala journal as Silver Sponsor

  • Listing on the Sons of Italy Foundation’s website

BRONZE

$750
Full Tax deductible
  • BRONZE SPONSOR – $750 (Full Tax Deductible)

  • 2 tickets

  • Logo on logo reel (Dedicated Tab)

  • One-Quarter page, full-color print ad in commemorative gala journal

  • Listing in printed commemorative gala journal as Bronze Sponsor

  • Listing on the Sons of Italy Foundation’s website