The Greater Rockford Italian American Association (GRIAA) will be hosting the 42nd annual Festa Italiana Fundraiser August 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2021. GRIAA is a non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers, and promotes the Italian Culture through social events, works of charity, and educational activities throughout the community.
The Greater Rockford Italian American Association (GRIAA) Committee has two major goals as part of our charter:
- To disseminate Italian culture and to create awareness of our contribution to civilization. This is accomplished in sponsoring many Italian Cultural Events such as our Italian Folk Dance Troupe, Festa Italiana, the Italian
Men and Women’s Golf Open, and the Pappagallo publication.
- To help Italian American students financially with their education by
providing scholarships distributed with in the Rockford Community.
Festa Italiana is the only fundraiser we host to earn funds for these scholarships.
To date, GRIAA has provided more than 730,000.00 towards scholarships to students K-12th grade.
We are currently seeking sponsorship for our 2021 festival. Our hope is to increase our gift of scholarships over the coming years and we would appreciate your support. Your donation will serve our community twofold. It will help our scholarship fund grow and it will provide publicity for your business.
Please see our sponsorship opportunities available for 2021 below. We owe all our success to community leaders like you. Payments can be made at festaitalianarockford.com.
GRIAA & Festa Italiana Committees
Magazine & Website
Bocce Court Sponsors
Greater Rockford Italian American Association (GRIAA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts to the GRIAA are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Please contact your tax advisor for more information. The Greater Rockford Italian American Association will furnish a receipt upon request