About Us

Since 1920, the Italian Welfare League has been ministering to the needs of Italian New Yorkers and their families. Today, we continue to contribute richly to the Italian American communities of New York and the greater metropolitan area. Follow our history below and see what we’re up to today.

Our History

Our Mission


Board of Directors


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