Frequently Asked Questions

What is Filitalia International?
Filitalia is an international non-profit founded by Pasquale Nestico, M.D. in 1987. We aim to promote and preserve our Italian heritage, language and customs around the world through social, humanitarian, networking, and cultural events; scholarships; Italian language classes, and more.
What does “Filitalia” mean?
Filitalia means “Love for Italy.”
Why should I donate to Filitalia?
  1. Your generous gift, combined with other support, will help us continue to promote and preserve Italian culture. Read more about how your contribution funds our work.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, Filitalia has 2 arms. Filitalia International is a 501(c)(4) and Filitalia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations. Making donations should be addressed to Filitalia Foundation. Please consult a tax advisor regarding the tax deductibility of your donation.
How do I make a charitable donation?
You can make a donation 2 ways

    1. Online HERE [insert link]
    2. Checks/Money Orders should be mailed to: Filitalia International, 1834 E Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147
What services do you provide?
Filitalia offers the following: online Italian language classes with qualified Italian speakers, translation services for Italian documents, legal services related to Italian citizenship, genealogical research, academic scholarships, exchange program opportunities, as well as education through the History of Italian Immigration Museum.
What is The History of the Italian Immigration Museum?
This History of Italian Immigration Museum (HIIM) exists to share the history of Italian immigrants in the United States. Additionally, the museum hosts private parties and a Language Lab where children and adults of all ages can learn the Italian language.
Are there any internships available?
Yes! The HIIM offers unpaid, credit internships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Anyone interested can apply HERE.
How can I volunteer at Filitalia?
Filitalia welcomes volunteers in a variety of areas including translations, education, genealogy, and much more. Visit our Be A Volunteer page to learn more.
How do I join Filitalia?
You can apply through our Become A Member page. After they are accepted and submit the required fees, new members will join the Chapter nearest to them.
What if I want to start a Chapter?
That’s great! The first step to starting a chapter is to review our organization’s by-laws and operating procedures. To see the full process, visit our Start A Chapter page.
Is business sponsorship available?
Yes! We have several levels of sponsorships available, each with a good combination of benefits. Visit the Support page to learn more.
How can I keep in touch with Filitalia?
There are several ways: sign up for Il Telegramma, our biweekly e-newsletter, follow us on social media.
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