Dear Friends of SIAB,
We all know that 2020 was a very difficult year for everyone and every organization. COVID-19 caused postponements and cancellations of fund-raising events leading to new and creative ways to raise money in the Non-Profit Community. Even with very create ideas and virtual events the uncertainty of 2020 was stressful. Goodbye 2020!
As we look forward to 2021 and news ways to make an impact on the nonprofit community in the Harford County area SIAB is pleased to announce our 2021 Calendar of Events!
- March 26, 2021 – Spring 50/50 Raffle – $5,000 Grand Prize – 1st Runner Up Prize $2,500 – 2nd Runner Up Prize $1,500 and 3rd Runner Up Prize $1,000. The winning tickets will be drawn the evening of March 26th at 6:30 PM Liberatore’s Ristorante in Bel Air.
- May 10, 2021 – Scholarship Awards Dinner – Richlin Catering and Event Center
- May 12, 2021 – Red Cross Blood Drive – Richlin Catering and Event Center. Click here for details.
- June 14, 2021 – Golf Outing – Benefiting the Arc of Northern Chesapeake Region. The event will be held at The Maryland Golf & Country Club.
- September 25, 2021 – Linguine & Crab Feast – Richlin Catering and Event Center
Also, you will be able to see The SIAB Float and our members at the Holiday Parades throughout 2021.
SIAB will continue to look to develop additional methods and events that can help us have a positive impact in the community.
The Board of Directors of the SAIB want to thank the community for your continued support! Without it we could not make the impact on those in need in Greater Harford County!
Va Tutto Bene!
Since the inception of the SIAB fund raising events starting in 2014, The Society of Italian American Businessmen have held 16 major events, given away 33 Scholarships totaling $103,000, $40,000 in event sponsorships and $350,000 in total Grants and Donations impacting 75 local 501 (c)3 non-profits. That is a $490,000 impact to the community in the organization’s short existence. All this was done while accumulating $200,000 in an Endowment Fund for future use for Scholarship and area Charities. The SIAB wants to thank the Greater Harford County community for their loyalty and support and sharing with them their values of PROMOTING HERITAGE. POSITIVE COMMUNITY IMAGE. FAMILY TRADITIONS. Va tutto bene! (It’s all good!)
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
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 March 26 2021 at 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.
Diamonds in a Champagne Glass at the Spring Gala
Join us April 13th at the Spring Gala to participate. Continue scrolling to find out more.
Join us for the 3rd Annual Linguine Crab Feast
September 17, 2016 – 1:00-6:00
1700 Van Bibber Rd, Edgewood, Maryland 21040
Tons of food, endless crabs, and of course our famous linguine and sauce. Music, beer & wine, cigars and more.
Linguine & Crab Sauce
MD Style Crab Soup
Chef Carved Beef & Turkey
Italian Sausage & Peppers
Baked Italian Herb Chicken
Italian Garden Salad
Tomato, mozzarella, and basil salad
Delicious Desserts & Coffee
BEER & WINE included for the entire 5-hour event!
Cigar Tent: Maryland Resource Network / Dardozzi
TapSnap #1: Chesapeake Bank
TapSnap #2: Alpha Omega Security
Entertainment: Laurel Bush Family Dentistry
Bourbon & Whiskey: Elegant Restoration
Money Wheel: Kris Konstruction
Raffle: Chesapeake Employers Insurance
Special Raffle: DePalo MidAtlantic
Express Employment Professionals
Javita Coffee or Energy FX
Palumbo Insurance Associates
Bogdan Computer Services
Keller Williams Realty
Main Street Design
Group Benefits Strategies
Fox Chase LLC
Alpha & Omega
Laurel Bush Family Dentistry
Chespeake Employers Ins
Maryland Resource Network