Executive Board

Joe Quagliano – Pres / Fabrizio De Robbio – VP

Carmine Gangone – Treasurer / Michael DeSapio – Secretary & Legal Counsel


Joe Favorito / Steve Napolitano / Frank Catalanotto / Marco Landi, FIBS

Dan Bonanno /  John Franco / John Genzale / Bobby Valentine

Gianpaolo Manzolillo  / Gary Perone / Buddy Fortunato

Honorary Member

Joe Maddon

Advisory Committee

Michael Marchiano  /  Mico Licastro – Italian Olympic Committee /  Rick Werley (Chadler Solutions)  /  Mark Cardillo

The Italian American Baseball Foundation is a 501c3 charity founded by former MLB player Frank Catalanotto, Mint Pros President, Joe Quagliano, FIBS, executive Marco Landi and restaurateur Carmine Gangone.   ( View 501(c)(3) Letter )

The Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) is a community of fans, MLB players and baseball executives that are dedicated to the future of Italian American Baseball in the United States & Italy.

The IABF is committed to bringing awareness of the great game of baseball to Italian youth by organizing baseball clinics and camps throughout Italy. We offer scholarships, financial aid and sponsorship opportunities to Italian youth that qualify to play baseball at a more competitive level in the US. Our goals are not limited to individuals but also restoring / building baseball fields, providing equipment and ultimately a baseball academy with the focus on education and advancement.

The IABF was launched on December 8, 2016 with a fundraising dinner hosted by executive board member Carmine Gangone. The event benefited (FIBS) Federation of Italian Baseball & Softball, Italian Youth Baseball and honored Team Italia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The guest of honor was 2016 Hall of Fame inductee and Italian National Team coach Mike Piazza.