“Thank you so much for your generous donation… It means so much to us that there are special people like the IWL”
“Words cannot express how grateful we are…Your generosity is overwhelming
“We cannot thank the IWL enough for your generosity. Paying for Brianna’s visit to the Kennedy Krieger Institute allowed us to obtain the best medical care for her.”




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Italian Tribune to Honor
Linda Carlozzi

Our Chairwoman, Linda Carlozzi, will be honored as Woman of the Year at the Italian Tribune’s Christopher Columbus Gala Awards dinner, to be held on October 7, 2016 at Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ.  

Linda has dedicated 30 years to the Italian-American community.  She is a founding member of FIERI and was elected to the board of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in 2009, currently serving on their scholarship committee.  She was also on the board of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) and is an active supporter of Order Sons of Italy and the Columbian Lawyers in New York.

Ms. Carlozzi has been a director of the Italian Welfare League for more than 15 years, serving as president for 6 years, and currently serving as Chairwoman.  The board members and directors of the IWL are proud that Linda has been chosen to receive this very prestigious award.  

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Italian Welfare League Board of Directors


Linda Carlozzi


Joan Prezioso

Vice Presidents

Kristin Knowles

Geri Caggiano


Geri DiCostanzo


Louisa Greco

Board of Directors:

Cav. Sabbia Auriti Ph.D Olga Casarella Lucrezia Gallelli Fran Gallinari Ivana Giuntoli-McCotter Linda Lombardi Celeste Marchione-Maltzman Rose Pannini Linda Perillo-Zazzali Giovanna Stellari Bea Tusiani

Affiliated Organizations

Calandra Italian American Institute Center for Migration Studies Columbus Citizens Foundation and Ladies Auxilliary Italian Heritage & Culture Committee of New York, Inc. Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations NIAF – The National Italian American Foundation NOIAW – National Organization of Italian American Women OSIA - Order Sons of Italy in America