Dear Fratelli, Family, Friends, and Supporters:
First, we hope this message finds you all well. The COVID-19 crisis has affected us all–everything from how we work, to increased anxiety and fear, to being separated from family and friends. While adjusting ourselves, the SIAB Board of Directors has also been monitoring the changing situation to see how it would impact our efforts to fundraise for the non-profits we have pledged to support in 2020.
With a tightening activity and availability calendar as the year marches on, we’ve made some decisions regarding our three signature events that we believe will give us the best opportunity to achieve our fundraising goals and stay true to our commitments of supporting local charities.
- Spring Gala, already rescheduled once to May 15th, will be rescheduled to take place on September 26 7:00 PM to Midnight at Richlin Catering and Events Center.
- Summer Golf Outing scheduled for June has been canceled.
- Fall Linguine & Crab Feast scheduled for September 26 has been canceled to allow us to hold our formal Gala that evening.
We know these are challenging times. We are also confident in your support so that we may fulfill our pledges to Anna’s House and CASA who were the chosen recipients of this year’s Gala grants. This year, more than ever, those funds will be a lifeline to the two organizations and the people dependent on them that they serve.
Our home country was devasted by this insidious disease, but the spirit and resiliency of the Italian people were never more evident. We are counting on that same spirit in you to help us ensure that we have a successful Gala in September and do our part to keep our county and its most vulnerable residents as strong as they can be.
PROMOTING HERITAGE . POSITIVE COMMUNITY IMAGE . FAMILY TRADITIONS
We are a fellowship of ethical and moral Italian-American businessmen consisting of people that live, work, or worship in Harford County. Under our faith in God, we have come together as a charitable organization to support other non-profits in Maryland who have similar beliefs, and to assist in the education of young Italian-American students through the support of scholarships. Our organization consists of men of Italian descent, who band together to promote the Italian heritage, work to maintain a positive community image, and uphold the Italian family traditions.