AIAC 74th Annual Gala Dinner Dance

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When the Associated Italian American Charities throws a party, you know it’ll be a good one. So, it was no surprise that the AIAC’s annual gala drew more than 700 people to Martin’s Valley Mansion.

Folks enjoyed a fabulous cocktail hour, where they could check out the silent auction, be serenaded by local performers, and take their pick of various wines, drinks and specialty cocktails at bars located around the Mansion.
Needless to say, a number of food stations offered all sorts of delights, including seemingly endless antipasti.
Then, it was time to file into the ballroom for dinner and a program celebrating several honorees.
Guests would need the evening’s sustenance to fuel the rest of the night’s festivities that would include dancing, performances, psychic & tarot readings, magicians, caricature artists and more.
Pictured (LtoR) Event Co-Chairs: Michael G. Gallerizzo and Alex Tarasco
Pictured (LtoR) Gina Servelle, Baltimore area social worker; Carol Martin, retired accounting manager; Bill Martin, AIAC president/Hertzbach CPA/director; and Amanda Land, Baltimore area purchasing analyst
Pictured (LtoR) Meg Viviano, Chesapeake Bay Magazine news director; and Mark Viviano, WJZ-TV sports director/event emcee
Pictured (LtoR) Jacque Iacoboni, community volunteer; Thomas J. Iacoboni, AIAC board member/Iacoboni Site Specialists, Inc. president; Jean Gallo, BBSI area manager; and Mike Gallo, AIAC board member/retired Minolta Corporation regional vice president
Pictured (LtoR) Denise McKeown, Educators Inspires CEO/educational consultant; Vince Piscopo, AIAC past president/past dinner chair/Perry Hall Insurance Brokers principal; and Julie Piscopo, Perry Hall Insurance Brokers agent
Pictured (LtoR) Carol Marzullo, Ironmark graphic designer; Lou Marzullo, AIAC board member/retired printing company owner; and Liz Bowers, custom dressmaker/sewing professional
Pictured (LtoR) Phil Lazzati, AIAC past president/Capital Affinity Partners president; and Jimmy Lazatti, AIAC board member/Maryland State employee
Pictured (LtoR) Jim Rosapepe, Maryland State senator; Sheilah Kast, WYPR “On The Record” host; Tracey Pribble, Maryland State legislative aide; and John Pica, AIAC board member/Pica & Associates principal
Pictured (LtoR) Peter A. Gallerizzo, Maryland-based civil engineer/surveyor; Constance J. Gallerizzo, Maryland-based commission artist/cosmetologist; Susan Gallerizzo, auction chair/community volunteer; and Michael G. Gallerizzo, AIAC board chair/dinner co-chair/Gebhardt & Smith senior partner
Pictured (LtoR) Mark A. Dardozzi, AIAC 2nd vice president/golf chair/Richlin Catering & Event Center co-owner & vice president; and Denise Dardozzi, Harford County receptionist
Pictured (LtoR) Al Massa, AIAC board member/event honoree/Best Entertainment vice president; Pamela Massa, Best Entertainment president; Kathy DeMario, Baltimore VA Medical Center nurse practitioner; and Rich DeMario, AIAC treasurer/Development Design Consultants principal/civil engineer
Pictured (LtoR) Lauren Moran, Celebree Schools director of marketing; Gino Zazzetta, AIAC board member/event honoree/Fusco Financial certified financial planner; Stacie Zazzetta, Hair by Elite co-owner/hairstylist; and Guido Zazzetta, Hair by Elite co-owner/hairstylist
(June 8, 2019 – Martin’s Valley Mansion)

The Associated Italian American Charities of Maryland, Inc. (“AIAC”) is a local Italian-American businessman’s organization that raises funds
to support a variety of charities and scholarships. Last year, the
organization raised and donated close to $400,000. AIAC is able to fund
its charitable endeavors through a variety of events it hosts throughout
the year. The events include its annual Charity Dinner Dance that
usually takes place on the second Saturday of June, its annual Charity
Golf Tournament that will be held this year on August 12, 2019 at Turf
Valley Golf and Country Club and its annual Crab Ball that will take
place at Martin’s Valley Mansion on October 27, 2019. Please visit
AIAC’s website at to obtain more details about these

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.