Tri-state Italian-american Congress

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress (Tri-State), formed in 1988, is a non-profit organization whose membership includes individuals active in Italian-American affairs in the tri-state area. Its purpose is to provide educational opportunities for Italian-American children, to support organizations and charities benefiting Italian-Americans and to support other programs and individuals with similar goals.

Since its inception, the Tri-State has provided scholarships for qualified students, has responded through the media to anti-Italian-American bias and has provided grants to other organizations for scholarships and Italian Studies Programs.


  • President Emeritus
    In Memoriam Hon. Louis Fusco, Jr.
  • President
    Louis Vele
  • Vice President
    Richard DeSimone
  • Treasurer/Executive Director
    Ralph A. Contini, CPA
  • Secretary
    Anthony Bertrami
  • Chairman of the Board
    Philip Del Prete
  • Board of Directors
    Thomas Barresi
    Hon. John A. Barone
    Vincent P. Brana
    Robert Errico
    William Fani
    George Greco
    Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr.
    Edward P. Salzano
    Angelo Tigri
    Steve Vasilikos

Board members

Ameci Curie