The Leonardo da Vinci Award is the highest recognition given by the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc., to a distinguished individual who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the Italian American community. For the 2021 da Vinci Award, the IHCC-NY, Inc. Board of Directors voted unanimously to name Prof. Luigi Ballerini.
Stephen A. Briganti, President/CEO, Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
Martin Scorcese, Director and Producer
Cav. Maria Bartiromo, Television journalist and anchor
Chazz Palminteri, Actor and Screen Writer
Stephen A. Briganti, President & CEO of the Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY
Columbus Citizens Foundation, Inc.
Richard C. Gallo, M.D., The Homer & Gudelsky Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Louis P. Carnesecca, Basketball Coach at St. John’s University
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Prof. Joseph Tusiani, Professor Emeritus, Herbert H. Lehman College, CUNY
Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata Terzi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy
Gr. Uff. Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Founder of Mentoring USA
Michael Massimino, Ph.D., Astronaut
Comm. Louis Tallarini, President, Columbus Citizens Foundation
Gr. Uff. Angelo Gimondo, Ph.D., Founder and President of IHCC-NY, Inc., 1976-2006
Baronessa Mariuccia Zerrili-Marimò, Board of Trustees, New York University
Robert B. Cattell, Past Chairman and CEO, KeySpan Corporation
Comm. Senator John J. Marchi, New York State Senate
Michael Capasso, General Director, DiCapo Opera Theatre
A. Bartlett Giamatti, Ph.D., President, Yale University
Dr. Edward J. Mortola, President Emeritus, Pace University
Professor Robert R. Alfano, Director, Center for Advanced Technology, CUNY
Cav. Anthony Brusco, Senior Vice President, Applied Graphics Technology
Cav. Professor Mario Fratti, Tony Award winning Playwright of Nine