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Leonardo da Vinci Awards
May 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm$65
Founded in 1905, the Order Sons of Italy in America is the oldest and largest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. OSIA encourages the study of Italian language and culture in American schools and universities; preserves Italian-American traditions, culture, history, and heritage; and promotes closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy.
It has a variety of programs for students and young professionals, conducts research and issues reports, bestows scholarships and grants, lobbies federal and international governmental bodies on behalf of the community and publishes a quarterly magazine. The Sons of Italy Foundation supports scholarship, cultural preservation, medical research and disaster relief.
The Grand Lodge of Illinois/Wisconsin is the governing body for nine lodges of the Order Sons of Italy in America. The grand lodge hosts a Leonardo da Vinci Awards Gala in May at Roma Lodge in Racine Wisconsin.