We are a national organization of men and women who represent the estimated 17 million Americans of Italian heritage. We are dedicated to promoting our culture, traditions, language, ancestors' legacy, and contributions to the U.S. and the world. We are sons and daughters, grandmothers and grandfathers. We are corporate executives, union members…young students and retirees…teachers and attorneys…doctors and firefighters…bakers and Wall Street brokers…and everything in between. We are philanthropists and model global citizens with a purpose beyond ourselves. And we are proud and patriotic Americans of Italian heritage. We exemplify the very best of what it is to be Italian American.