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Arcangelo honoree John Nitti

by Pat Capriati The Mola Foundation is proud to announce that Giovanni “John” Nitti will accept the foundation’s coveted Arcangelo Award at a gala celebration on March 24 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. A lifelong passion for Italian food has inspired John to become the president and driving force behind Isola Imports Inc., a leading U.S. importer and distributor of specialty food and gourmet products from the land of his birth. To truly understand Giovanni “John” Nitti and begin to appreciate the wonderful accomplishments of this most caring individual, we need to go back to his birthplace in his …

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2013 Arcangelo Award

The Mola Foundation’s 2013 Arcangelo Award Dinner and Fundraiser will long be remembered, with more than 800 guests gathering at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison to support a variety of causes and honor a true pillar of the community, Mr. Domenico Gambino, co-owner of Tony’s Finer Foods. Honored guests included State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Secretary of State Jesse White, Italian Vice Consul General Marco Graziosi, Italian Senatore Renato Turano and the presidents of many Italian and Italian-American organizations. In his welcoming speech, President Tony Copertino reminded the participants of the guiding principles of the Mola Foundation of Chicago, “to …

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2014 Arcangelo Award

The Mola Foundation of Chicago will present Senatore Renato Turano with its Arcangelo Award at a gala dinner on April 26 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison (630-595-2207). One of Italian America’s true luminaries, business and community leader Turano does triple duty as the senatore representing North and Central America in the Italian Parliament. He was elected to the Italian Senate in February 2013, having previously occupied the post from 2006 to 2008. Born in Calabria in 1942, Turano moved with his family to America when he was 15. In 1962, the Turano family bought a small bakery in Chicago …

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2013 Dinner Dance

The Mola Foundation is truly honored to present the 2013 Arcangelo Award to Tony’s Finer Foods vice president and co-owner Domenico Gambino. “We give the Arcangelo Award to people who make a difference in the community, and that describes Domenic perfectly,” Mola Foundation President Tony Copertino explains. “Anytime the community needs help, he’s there to lend a hand. He’s always involved and always giving.” The youngest of eight children of Francesco and Maria Gambino, Domenico was born and raised in Ciminna, Sicily, along with siblings Maria, Andrea, Giuseppe, Salvatore, Domenica, Anna and Antonino. Scratching out a meager existence as farmers …

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