The 29th Annual
National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala
Online Auction 

Welcome to the Sons of Italy Foundation's online auction! Sit back, relax, and enjoy perusing our many fabulous auction items. Please click "Register" in the top right corner of this page to create your personal bidding account. You will be asked for a credit card number to bid, but your card will only be charged if you are a winning bidder.
Please check back frequently, as new items will be added regularly! 


The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) was established in 1959 and has given nearly $165 million to scholarships, philanthropy, medical research, cultural projects, disaster relief efforts, veterans’ causes, and other special projects.
In the past year alone, this included:

  • $150,000 to relief efforts for the Central Italy earthquake that struck the Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, and Marche regions.
  • $20,000 to Help Our Military Heroes, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fully equipped, adaptive minivans to our country’s most severely wounded, injured, and ill service men and women who sustained their injuries while on active duty since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
  • $80,000 in scholarships to the most promising Italian-American undergraduate and graduate students. 
Help us give back in the same way our ancestors gave to us
– bid on an auction item and know that a lot of good will come of it!