Executive Board

Joe Quagliano* – President
Carmine Gangone* – Vice President
Mark Cardillo* – Secretary
Joseph DiMartino* – Treasurer
Natalie Spedaliere * – Director
Chris R. Vaccaro * – Director
Frank Catalanotto* – IABF Ambassador

IABF Ambassadors

Guest of Honor – Tommy Lasorda Award

Mike Piazza – 2016
Bobby Valentine – 2017
John Franco – 2018
Joe Girardi – 2019
Lee Mazzilli – 2020
Trey Mancini – 2021
Mike Piazza and Team Italy – 2022

Baseball Executive

Gary Perone – 2017
Jon Morosi – 2018
Natalie Spedaliere – 2019
JP Riccardi – 2020
Mike Rizzo – 2021
Jim Small – 2022

Achievement Award

Frank Catalanotto – 2019
Anthony Iapoce – 2020
Dom Scala – 2021
Mike Pagliarulo – 2022

Media Award

Tom Verducci – 2021
Michael Kay – 2022

Future Star Award

Anthony Volpe – 2021
Vito Friscia – 2022

Ambassador Award

Marco Landi – 2022

IABF Committees


Joe Quagliano

Carmine Gangone

Joseph DiMartino

Baseball Development Programs

Frank Catalanotto * – USA

Marco Landi – Italy

Scholarship Committee

Joe DiMartino
Chris Vaccaro

Bryan Vaccaro
Joe Quagliano


Dom Balsamo – MLB
JP Ricciardi – SF Giants
Michael Fava – DeCecco
Sal Agostenelli – Phillies
Frank Menechino – White Sox
Phil Cuzzi – MLB Umpire
Jon Morosi – MLB Network
Chris Haydock – MLB
Ray Guarini – Italian Enclaves

Gary Perone – Staten Island Ferryhawks
Anthony Iapoce – Cubs
Dan Bonanno – MLB International
George Pisanti – Regis HS
David Piacenti – Independent Consultant
Joe Maddon
Mike Pagliaurio
Tino Martinez
Len Kosberg

* – voting members

Social Media

Roberto Angotti – Italy
Chris Vaccaro – USA

Michael De Sapio

Tony M. Rotunno

Rick Werley
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Mauro Decillis
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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.

The IABF provides citizenship documentation assistance for Americans to play on the Italian Olympic and WBC Baseball teams.

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.

Thank you.
Joe Quagliano, Pres.