Dear friend of the SIAB,
We are living through uncertain times with COVID-19. Our Gala Committee and Board of Directors have been monitoring the Governor’s orders and the CDC guidelines for group gatherings trying to determine if we could safely and responsibly hold our rescheduled gala date of September 26. Given the restrictions and required protocols and in the best interest of everyone’s health, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Gala.
The annual Spring Gala is our premiere fundraising event where we award our major grants to local nonprofits. Each year, we work hard so that we can help more and more Harford County citizens that depend on the programs and services provided by our grant recipients. In past years, we awarded grants to St. Margaret’s Outreach Ministry, The Arc NCR, Boys & Girls Clubs, SARC, Harford Family House, Extreme Family Outreach, and Addiction Connections Resource.
The 2020 named Gala grant recipients are Anna’s House homeless shelter and CASA of Harford County supporting children in our juvenile court system. The SIAB members committed a $25,000 grant to each organization, and it is still our intent to award those this year where their need is even greater. Additionally, in the event we exceed our goal, any surplus proceeds from the Gala will be used to fund future scholarship awards.
This is where we need your support! You can help us by converting your ticket purchases, advertisements, and sponsorships into a fully tax-deductible donation to the Society of Italian American Businessmen so we can make good on our pledges to help the homeless and children of Harford County.
We understand that the pandemic affects us all differently, so if a donation is not feasible for you at this time, just let us know and we will arrange a refund.
We remain optimistic, and it is our hope and intent to hold our next Gala as soon as the situation and restrictions improve, and our supporters are comfortable attending social gatherings once again. Until then, we wish you and your family all the best.
Rimanere in buona salute. (Stay healthy.)
Gala Chair & 2nd Vice President
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.