Joe Quagliano* – President
Carmine Gangone* – Vice President
Michael DeSapio* – Treasurer & Legal Counsel
Mark Cardillo* – Secretary
Frank Catalanotto* – IABF Ambassador
Mike Piazza – 2016
Bobby Valentine – 2017
John Franco – 2018
Lee Mazzilli – 2016
Joe Maddon – 2017
Mike Pagliauro – 2018
Steve Napolitano – Amtrust Title
Marco Landi – FIBS, Marketing
Dan Bonanno – MLB International
Matt Stucko – Yes Network
Gary Perone – Brooklyn Cyclones
Ray Guarini – Paulson Investments
Anthony Bonomo – Gaels Baseball Found.
Fabrizio DeRobbio – FIBS, VP
Natalie Spedaliere – MLB Network
Stephen Leonetti – U. Conn
Jon Morosi – MLB Network
Dom Balsamo – MLB
Dave Pepe – Seattle Mariners
Rick Werley – Chadler Solutions
Brian De Angelis – Lehigh Iron Pigs
Mico Licastro – CONI
Michael Marchiano – Morgan Stanley
Roberto Angotti – Social Media director
James Fiorentino – IABF commissioned artist
* – voting members
Insurance – Rick Werley
Accountant – Mauro Decillis
Started in 2016 with our inaugural dinner honoring Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) is a registered 501c3 charity that is committed to the future of baseball & softball for Italian & Italian – American youths on the high school, college and professional levels. While we move forward, we remember those who paved the way and brought us recognition and respect. Names like Dimaggio, Berra, Rizzuto, Righetti, and Franco still resonate today among the young students of the game. The IABF is adamant about adding new names to the list of Italian – American Baseball greats!
Our focus on developing young talent both in the US and Italy is top priority. Each year we sponsor several showcases and clinics that are conducted by former MLB players and top college coaches. We invite professional scouts and college recruiters to attend and evaluate the talent. We are working closely with several colleges and are deeply committed to helping those who qualify academically achieve a college education through baseball & Softball.
Our staff at the IABF assists the Federation of Italian Baseball & Softball (FIBS) in securing the proper paperwork and documentation for Americans to play on the Italian national teams for the Olympics, World Baseball Classic and international youth tournaments.
The IABF donates equipment to individuals, teams, and leagues that qualify. Helping families by giving their children the opportunity to have the proper equipment is as important to us as if it was our own children.
As you can see we are deeply committed to helping develop youth baseball & softball talent. With your help, we will find the next Joe Girardi and Anthony Rizzo.
Joe Quagliano, Pres.