Italian leaders in their fields share their areas of expertise

Sunday, Nov. 1st at 4:30 pm ET

FREE for ICS Members! (CLICK HERE to join)

Italian leaders in their fields share their areas of expertise

Sunday, Nov. 1st at 4:30 pm ET

FREE for ICS Members! (CLICK HERE to join)

ICS Virtual Gala 2020: REAWAKENING

With our annual Gala we celebrate the excellence of Italian culture in its many aspects, the students, teachers, and entrepreneurs who support us, awardees of our scholarships, and promoters and lovers of our culture.

You are cordially invited to our Virtual Gala 2020:

REAWAKENING — A Celebration of Italian Innovation, Creativity and the Human Spirit”

Sunday, November 1st at 4:30pm ET

Thanks to everyone who ordered dinner!

Award-winning Chef Roberto Donna has prepared a cena speciale da asporto to enjoy after the show. (Sorry, no further orders are being taken.) Thanks to all of you who joined in — don’t forget your order includes a tax‑deductible donation.

Chef Donna has been Washington’s renowned Italian chef since 1984. He won the James Beard Award in 1996 and was twice DC “Chef of the Year.” Owner of several restaurants over the years, his specialties span from Classic Northern to Southern Italian cuisine.

See the Menu & pickup options


Annelise Brody Morani, Francesca Casazza, Antonella Ciancio, Ellen Coppley, Elizabeth De Leon-Jones,

Sara Forden, Carola Mamberto, Melitta Paterni, Dario Penzo, Felicia Toscano





Many thanks to our Auction donors:

St. James’s Club Morgan Bay

B&B Sol’Art

Study in Italy School, Genoa

Hotel Palazzo Grillo, Genoa

Barboursville Vineyards & Palladio Restaurant


Melitta P LLC

David Cieslikowski

Maria Luisa Moen

Melody Yazdani Studios


Sofia Caligiuri and Lucy Fonseca for baskets preparation

Felicia Toscano, Gianpiero Antonazzo, Francesca Casazza – concert with aperitivo

Donors of Courses:
Dario Penzo, Cristiana Fabiani, Valentina Asciutti, Antonella Salvatore, Fiorenza Castelli, Annelise Brody Morani, Laura Moticka Loddo

SPONSORS AND DONORS ARE WELCOME TO CONTACT US. We look forward to celebrating Italian culture again, in the beautiful and charming atmosphere that we all create, thanks to your support!



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