National Italian American

Foundation Expo

I am seeking donations/sponsors for a booth at the 2019 National Italian American Foundation Expo Italiana in Washington DC on November 2nd.  The NIAF Gala attracts over 2000 Italian Americans and businesses from all over the world. Italian and Italian American products will be featured from companies like Ferrero, Peroni, Dolci Gelati, Del Grosso, Acqua San Benedetto, and many more.  The Expo is Washington D.C. area's biggest and longest-running Italian trade show featuring the sights, sounds and products of Italy and Italian America.


I would like to be there to represent Italian American businesses/organizations of New Orleans and to have flyers/brochures/info to hand out about our wonderful Italian organizations and events in New Orleans.  I would like to educate others about our heritage and give out information.  New Orleans is a major tourist destination but it is not widely known how Italian New Orleans really is.  


I need to raise a minimum of $2500 to pay for the trip and booth.

Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a donor letter from CIAO Women!

You would also need to provide me with the marketing materials to bring.


The listing in the printed program would read:


“Lena Prima’s CIAO Women! Representing Italian Americans of New Orleans”


I would like to have everything booked by September 23rd, printed materials I would need by the last week in October.