IASF Runners

Vickie Bartholomew

October 15th, 2023|

I’ve been running for about 15 years. I’ve run five marathons including Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Marine Corps. I have have always wanted to run the New York City Marathon, but as most runners know, it can be difficult to get in.

Nicole Caruso

October 15th, 2023|

This year I have the opportunity to run my first marathon in NYC supporting IASF! I strongly believe an active lifestyle (especially running!) is directly correlated to your health and happiness. I am passionate about fitness and I have completed the Chicago Rock and Roll half marathon.

Jacqueline Courtesis

October 15th, 2023|

Hi Friends! It is Jackie Courtesis and I am beyond excited to announce that I am running the NYC Marathon with the Italian American Sports Foundation. As a 2nd generation Italian American and a New Yorker, there is no better organization to run for, nor no better city to run my first marathon in!

Paola Anteri

October 15th, 2023|

Hi! Thank you for visiting my fundraising platform for the Italian American Sport Foundation (IASF) in the 2023 New York City Marathon. As you may or may not know, I come from a family of Italian immigrants.

Stefano Paltera

October 15th, 2023|

Ciao! If you are reading this it is because you want to make a difference and together we can. The funds raised here for the Italian American Sport Foundation will go toward the purchase of prosthetic limbs for young athletes who otherwise would not be able to train and compete.

Melissa Giammichele

October 15th, 2023|

My name is Melissa Giammichele. I currently live in Indianapolis, IN where I work full time at a commercial real estate company and also dance for the Indiana Pacemates (Pacers). In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends and go on long runs.

News & Articles

A Night of Italian Prowess: Consulate General Celebrates the 2023 NYC Marathon with IASF

November 4th, 2023|

The Consulate General of Italy in New York and the Italian American Sport Foundation, Official Charity Partner of the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, organized on Friday, November 3rd, a cocktail reception celebrating the participation of the Italian Community to the world most famous run.

Versace’s book in New York

July 22nd, 2022|

Giusy Versace broke through the heart of the Italian community living in New York. The exciting story of her ‘second life’, as described in a bestseller published by Mondadori in 2013, was at the center of a meeting organized by the Italian American Sport Foundation at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, in the Park Avenue headquarters, conducted by Director Fabio Finotti and in the presence of the Consul General in New York, Fabrizio di Michele.

Disability: raising awareness among the little ones

May 3rd, 2021|

How is disability discrimination combated? It starts with cartoons! You can change the world, starting with the little ones. As the article “Rex A New Friend Let’s Talk About Disability” in Corriere della Sera-Sette (2021) written by Cristina Gattoni tells us, several animation companies have decided to integrate the theme of disability into their productions.


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