Cultural Italian American Organization 144 Genesee Street, Suite 102-240 Auburn, New York 13021
Cultural Italian American Organization144 Genesee Street, Suite 102-240Auburn, New York 13021

About Us

C.I.A.O. was established in 2014 by a group of like-minded people who share in celebrating our Italian heritage. It is to that goal that we will work towards celebrations and events that will showcase our dedication to this.

Founding CIAO members


Back row, L to R: Tony Tesoro, Paul Bush, Mike Vasco, Dick Paulino, Paolo Saltarello. 

Front row, L to R: Tony Gucciardi, Giuseppe Casamassa, Matt Bartolotta


Mission Statement

C.I.A.O. is a not-for-profit organization that was established to promote and enhance Italian American Heritage and Culture. To that end, the organization will support events and activities that benefit local charities, and recognize achievements by area Italian Americans.



C.I.A.O. Officers

Chair Paolo Saltarello


Tony Gucciardi


Joe Palmiotto

Recording Secretary

Jay Elice

Corresponding Secretary

Joanne Charles


Anna Saltarello

Finance Secretary

Dick Paulino


Matteo Bartolotta,  Arlene Ryan, Dr. Anthony Tabone, Mike Vasco, Dr. Frank Vassallo


Giuseppe Casamassa, Sue Gatto

Public Relations

Mike Vasco

Chaplain Father Paul Alciati
Chaplain Emeritus Father Louis Vasile


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