IWL News and Events

IWL News

ECAD Celebrates Service Dog for Tim Eslinger

In 2015, the IWL augmented funds raised by the Eslinger family to acquire a service dog. The current ECAD newsletter celebrates Timothy and his new dog Sky Rocket.

IWL Helps SI Boy Get Prosthetic Leg for Christmas

leg The IWL donated $7000, through the Staten Island Organization Yellowboots, to get Noah Ocasio a prosthetic leg. Our Treasurer, Geri DiCostanzo, personally visited the family on Christmas eve to help present Noah with his gift. The new leg is decorated with his favorite comics and is waterproof. Noah was thrilled to not have to wear crutches in the shower anymore. Noah suffered from complications during surgery that led to his having a leg partially amputated. For the full story, click this link to the Staten Island Advance article.

IWL Past Events

Tiro a Segno

The Italian Welfare League enjoyed dinner at Tiro a Segno – a private club on MacDougal Street and the oldest Italian heritage organization in the U.S.  Sal Spatola sang old Italian standards and guests had access to the Club’s popular target shooting range.

A Bronx Tale

The League attended Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale” on Broadway on April 6, with a special cast Talk Back after the show.

2016 Autumn in NY Luncheon

Our annual Autumn in New York Luncheon took place on November 5, 2016 at the Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street. Honorees included: Nicholas R. Caiazzo, Esq. – Partner, Wilson Elser LLP; Ippolita Rostagno – CEO/Founder, Ippolita; and Joseph Zolfo – Producer NCIS: New Orleans.
Click here to see photos and video.

 

 

Linda Carlozzi Honored by Italian Tribune

Italian Tribune Honored
Linda Carlozzi

Our Chairwoman, Linda Carlozzi, was honored as Woman of the Year at the Italian Tribune’s Christopher Columbus Gala Awards dinner, 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.  

IWL Trip to Italy – May 2016

In May, the IWL took a 9-day journey to the Veneto flyer1Region and experienced the roads less traveled. We discovered the rare beauty of Verona, Vicenza, Asolo, Bassano del Grappa, Treviso and Trieste. The last evening of our trip featured a private tour and wine tasting with a sommelier at the Bastianich Winery in Friuli, along with a four-course dinner with wine pairings at the Bastianich restaurant. This special wine and dine experience was arranged by world-renowned chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich.

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Trip arrangements by Kathleen Guglielmo, principal partner
www.easeintoitaly.com

On Your Feet – April 2016


IWL Night at the Theater
“On Your Feet”

This year’s Theater Night and Talk Back was at “On Your Feet”, the inspiring story of Gloria and Emilio Estafan. Special thanks Josh Segarra, Doreen Montalvo, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Clay Ostwald, Member of the Miami Sound Machine as well as the other members of the cast for their insightful “Talk-Back”. Special thanks to Patrick Vaccariello for making it happen. It was a great night!

IWL Gift Noted in New York Times

N.Y. / Region
Strangers Extend a Helping Hand to Struggling New Yorkers

The Neediest Cases

By JOHN OTIS FEB. 27, 2016

. . . Ms. Margaret Macaluso was featured in an article in December in connection with the The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund. Hers was the story of a mother devoted to caring for her four sons, whose father died in 2013; working to rebuild a home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy; and fighting an aggressive illness — all with remarkable equanimity . . .After the article about her appeared, the Italian Welfare League gave the Macaluso family $10,000. Ms. Macaluso plans to use the money to buy a second car, which she said she hoped would alleviate some of the stress from the family’s frenetic lifestyle by allowing her sons to drive themselves to work and school . . .

For full article click here.

A Christmas Recipient Enjoys his Gift

Matthew was treated to a Harlem Globetrotters show and his brothers and sister also received gifts as part of the IWL’s annual Adopt-a-Child-for Christmas program.

IWL Mentioned in the ACLD Newsletter

The IWL has donated to ACLD (Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities) for many years. Please click on the link below to read their feature on us on page two of their Winter 2015 newsletter.

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2015 Autumn in New York Luncheon

Our 95th Anniversary was a spectacular success!! Special thanks to our honorees, Matilda Cuomo, Mariafrancesca Carli and George Simeone!
Thank you to all of our friends and supporters.

November 13 at Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor Shop Smart & Do Good – Westchester store. Shoppers purchased a $5 pass from the IWL and got discounts on all items in the store.

 

2015 Columbus Day Parade

The Italian Welfare League took part in New York City’s annual Columbus Day Parade on Monday October 12. We celebrated our 95th anniversary and our float carried many of the children we have helped throughout the years.

September 30 at Alex & Ani

Alex and Ani  at 425 West Broadway, New York

Friends of the League gathered for an evening of shopping hosted by Alex & Ani, with light refreshments and a raffle.

March 11 Theater Night – “Big Love”


Big Love at the Signature Theater. This night out with the League included a pre-theater, prix-fixe dinner at the KTCHN restaurant in the OUT NYC Hotel.

March 27 at Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor Shop Smart & Do Good – Westchester store. Shoppers purchased a $5 pass from the IWL and got discounts on all items in the store.

2014 Autumn in New York Luncheon

Other Past Events

2014 – Dinner at Il Punto
2013 – Annual Luncheon in New York
2013 – Columbus Day Parade
2013 – Wine & Cheese Tasting at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center
2013 – Tour of the Orchid Show – NY Botanical Gardens
2012 – Annual Autumn in New York Luncheon
2012 – Columbus Day Parade
2011 – Annual Autumn in New York Luncheon
2010 – Annual Autumn in New York Luncheon
2010 – IWL visits Ellis Island (90th Anniversary Celebration)
2010 – Valentine’s Dinner at Vivolo’s Restaurant
2009 – Annual Autumn in New York Luncheon
2009 – West Side Story Theater Night (dinner at Etcetera Etcetera)
2008 – Annual Autumn in New York Luncheon
2008 – Final Year of the original Yankee Stadium visit
2008 – IWL dinner at Tiro a Segno
2007 – Annual Autumn in New York Luncheon
2007 – May Brunch at Nori’s Kitchen Loft & Tour of Chelsea
2006 – Annual Autumn in New York Luncheon
2006 – June Tour of Arthur Avenue & lunch at Roberto’s
2006 – February Valentine’s Dinner at San Domenico