Executive Board

Joe Quagliano* – President
Carmine Gangone* – Vice President
Mark Cardillo* – Secretary
Frank Catalanotto* – IABF Ambassador
Natalie Spedaliere * – Director

IABF Ambassadors

Guest of Honor

Mike Piazza
Bobby Valentine
John Franco
Joe Girardi

Honorary Members

Lee Mazzilli
Joe Maddon
Mike Pagliauro
Tino Martinez

IABF Committees


Rick Werley
Steve Napolitano

Natalie Spedaliere*
Anthony Bonomo

Joseph DiMartino


Dan Palumbo

Len Kosberg

Gianpaolo Manzolillo

Baseball Development Programs

Frank Catalanotto * – NYIT
Dan Palumbo – Phillies
Lou Bernardi – USMMA
George Pisanti – Regis H.S.

Nick Derba – University of Maine
Brian Freedman – Millennium H.S.
Mike Taverna – Kingsborough College
Shaun Manning – Next Level Baseball


Dom Balsamo – MLB
Marco Landi – FIBS
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
Fabrizio DeRobbio – FIBS, VP
Gary Perone – Brooklyn Cyclones
Danielle McCartan – WFAN
Anthony Iapoce – Cubs
Dan Bonanno – MLB International
Brian DiAngelis – Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Chris Colabello – Italian National Team

Financing Committee
Our finance committee oversees various fundraising events, grant applications and fiscal managment.

Membership Committee
The membership committee helps bring in new members and maintains membership participation.

Baseball Development Committee
The baseball development committee organizes our college showcases, clinics and camps in the US and Italy.

Roberto Angotti – Social Media director
James Fiorentino – Commissioned IABF artist

* – voting members
Insurance – Rick Werley

Accountant – Mauro Decillis

2019 IABF 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.

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.