Gala – March 26, 2017

Il Circolo “Viaggio Italia” Gala

We invite you to participate as we celebrate 41 years of accomplishments during our gala on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.

Are you interested in joining the Gala committee? Sponsoring our Gala? Or, Donating, and so forth? Please contact Marie at 
Click here for complete SPONSORSHIP Details (PDF)

EVENT DATE: Sunday, March 26, 2017
RECEPTION: 6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Tuscan Antipasto
DINNER: 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Dancing to The Gino DeMarco Band
LOCATION: The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach

Special Honorees:

  • Tony Lo Bianco – Actor, Writer, Director, Producer
  • Giada Valenti – Singer, Songwriter
  • Rollie Massimino – Keiser University Men’s basketball coach

This year, we are honoring 3 great Italian’s:


  1. Tony Lo Bianco. Actor, writer, director and producer. Tony has starred in the Academy Awardwinning film The French Connection and in over 100 films, television programs, and stage performances. On Broadway, he is a Tony-nominated and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award in A View from the Bridge. He has an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Fiorello La Guardia in Hizzoner! Please check his website for his full list of accomplishments.
  2. Giada Valenti, singer, and songwriter. Award-winning Venetian vocalist Giada Valenti whisks her audiences away with pageantry and poignancy, dazzling them with her breathtaking vocals, captivating beauty, and her lavish stage presentation. Giada’s currently celebrating a career milestone with her PBS television special “From Venice With Love” which is now being released as a CD and DVD. Please listen to her performance at
  3. Rollie Massimino, renowned coach of the Villanova Wildcats and currently the Keiser University Men’s basketball team. Coach Massimino joins Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim as active coaches with at least 800 wins and is the ninth head coach to win at least 800 games. At Villanova, he led his 1984–85 team to the NCAA Championship defeating their heavily favored Big East Conference foe, the Georgetown Hoyas in the National Championship Game. The upset is widel regarded as one of the greatest in North American sports history.

Tickets: $350 per person

Are you interested in joining the Gala committee? Sponsoring our Gala? Or, Donating, and so forth? Please contact Marie at

Click here for complete SPONSORSHIP Details (PDF)

Event Chairs Marie & Bob Silvani (561) 371-4517 or (561) 371-6768


IL Circolo would like to thank
the 2017 41st Anniversary
Gala Sponsors

$15,000 Sardinia Sponsor

  • The Mastroianni Family Foundation
    Harbourside, Jupiter

$5,000 Sorrento Sponsors

  • Dr. and Mrs. Keiser, Keiser University, West Palm Beach
  • The Florida Panthers Foundation, Sunrise
  • The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), Washington, DC
  • John and Jana Scarpa, Palm Beach
  • The Sally Valenti Family, Ocean Ridge
  • Paul Finizio Law, Ft. Lauderdale
  • The Silvani Family, North Palm Beach


  • Colavita
  • La Famiglia DelGrosso
  • Taglialatella Galleries
  • Tourneau – Palm Beach
  • Leo A Vecellio, Jr. – Vecellio Group, Inc.
  • Carmen Paterniti
  • The Silvester Foundation
  • Don and Andie Seta Foundation
  • Azeez Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vittoria
  • Maus and Hoffman Clothiers
  • Marco Cimmino Mens and Womens Fashions
  • Café Chardonnay
  • Kingfisher Vintage Yachts
  • Edward Biener Eyewear
  • Giuseppe’s Restaurant
  • Flora Foods
  • Cosmo’s Hair Salon and Spa
  • Opici Wines