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Matilda Cuomo

La Scuola D’Italia Holds 2018 Annual Benefit Dinner

La Scuola D’Italia honored New York State’s former First Lady, Matilda Cuomo and Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali at its annual gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

All funds raised at the gala will continue to advance La Scuola D’Italia’s Pre-K–12 Italian English bilingual educational program, founded in 1977 by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The annual benefit dinner has raised more than $2 million since its inception in 1995 and has provided critical support for a wide range of core educational priorities, scholarships and co-curricular enrichment programs, including art, music, technology and sports.

This year’s honoree, Matilda Cuomo, New York State’s former First Lady, always had a passion to support the youth of New York State. She founded Mentoring USA, which provides mentors for youth between the ages of seven and 21 and was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2017.

Also honored was Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. Formerly he was Team Principal of Scuderia Ferrari F1 when the team won the Constructor’s World Championship in 2008. Domenicali has served as Vice President New Business Initiatives at Audi AG since November 2014 and took on his role as President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini in March 2016.