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About Us

The Naples Italian American Foundation is a nonprofit organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Our mission is to celebrate, promote and preserve Italian culture and heritage in Naples and Southwest Florida. We are passionate about sharing our love for Italy with the community and fostering an appreciation for Italian arts, history, and traditions. Our team is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families through our programs and services.


Our facility can accommodate parties from up to 275 guests. 

Membership not required.


The Naples Italian American Foundation provides various levels of bar service to accommodate your specific needs.

We provide a wide selection of wines to be served with dinner, or if you desire, an open or cash bar for your guests to include quality liquors and beers.

Our bar is a full-service bar, staffed to serve you and guests in a cordial manner.


Anyone looking for an exceptional location to host or sponsor an outdoor event?  Consider the prime location at the corner of Airport Pulling and Orange Blossom in Beautiful Naples.  Immediately across from the Collier County Center, we have a large expanse of land and high traffic visibility.

Call our staff coordinator to arrange an appointment and ask about prices and available dates for your upcoming event.

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  • George Giunta


  • Marylin Romeo


  • Andrew Calvanese

Additional Directors:

  • Anthony Carfang

  • Joe Carlucci

  • Frank Castrogiovanni

  • John Kuechmann

  • Al Lenza

  • Brad Nelson

Our Mission


The Naples Italian American Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational and scientific purposes, including making distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code that furthers our mission.

The activities of the Foundation include:

  • Celebration, promotion and preservation of Italian culture and heritage in Naples, Collier County, and Southwest Florida

  • Sponsorship of events of interest and importance to the Italian-American community, and to the community at large,

  • Sponsorship of Italian language studies for all interested groups of the community,

  • Sponsorship of activities that contribute to the enhancement of educational excellence, not only of Italian-American students, but also for any students studying Italian culture.

  • Supporting local and/or national charitable organizations

All who wish to support our mission are welcome to join, regardless of heritage.

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Our vision is to be a leading voice for Italian culture in the United States, recognized for our commitment to excellence, innovation, and community engagement.

Support Our Mission
We believe in the power of Italian culture to bring people together and enrich our lives. By celebrating and preserving our heritage, we can create a better future for our the generations to come

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