Italian American Civic Association announces capital campaign to raise $350,000

WATERTOWN, NY — The Italian American Civic Association is pleased to announce the launch of a Capital Campaign to renovate and enhance the Club’s long-standing headquarters on Bellew Avenue in the City of Watertown.

The goal of the campaign is to raise $350,000. These funds will allow the club to make significant improvements to the building and, provide a firm financial footing for the club as it celebrates its 80th Anniversary.

Since 1947, when the current headquarters was established, there have been few renovations or improvements to the IACA building. The funds raised will allow the Club to bring the building up to 21 st century standards, enhance the infrastructure, and create an event center that will host wedding receptions, parties and other civic and community events. The improvements will also include the
creation of a new downstairs “clubhouse” for current and future IACA members.

Campaign Chairman John Morgia Sr. says, “ We are committed to making the necessary improvements that will make our club a showcase for years to come.”

The Mission of the Italian American club has always been to foster an interest in the local Italian community and its role in the growth of Watertown and area, as well as promoting the highest civic, social and political ideals of the United States. This campaign will help provide the sound footing for the club’s mission to continue.

IACA President Paul Alteri stated, “Our club and its members have always been a strong thread in the fabric of Watertown and the North Country and we want to continue that tradition for the next 80 years and beyond.”

Funds for the campaign will be obtained through the direct solicitation of the club’s
members, local business owners and operators, and the greater Watertown community.

Checks and pledges can be made the Italian American Civic Association, 192 Bellew Ave. Watertown, NY 13601

For more information contact: John Morgia Sr., Campaign Chairman at 315.777.7917 or Paul Alteri, IACA President at 315.286.5427