Executive Board

Joe Quagliano* – President

Carmine Gangone* – Vice President

Michael DeSapio* – Treasurer & Legal Counsel

Mark Cardillo* – Secretary

Frank Catalanotto* – IABF Ambassador

IABF Ambassadors

Guest of Honor

Mike Piazza – 2016

Bobby Valentine – 2017

John Franco – 2018

Honorary Members

Lee Mazzilli – 2016

Joe Maddon – 2017

Mike Pagliauro – 2018

Membership – Finance – Fundraising

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

Gianpaolo Manzolillo

Advisory Committee

Dom Balsamo – MLB

John Genzale

Joe Favorito

Dave Pepe – Seattle Mariners

Rick Werley – Chadler Solutions

Dana Cavalea

Michael Fava

Brian De Angelis – Lehigh Iron Pigs

Mico Licastro – CONI

Michael Marchiano – Morgan Stanley

Buddy Fortunato

John Duane

Roberto Angotti – Social Media director

James Fiorentino – IABF commissioned artist

* – voting members

Insurance – Rick Werley

Accountant – Mauro Decillis

IABF 2018 Highlights

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.

Thank you.
Joe Quagliano, Pres.