The United States is home to about 26 million people who claim Italian heritage. The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) was founded in 1905 as a way to establish mutual aid for Italian immigrants of the time. Today, there are thousands of members across all fifty states, and it is the largest and oldest organization for people with Italian heritage. 

Valentino DiGiorgio is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and proud Italian-American who is community conscious and has a passion for empowering individuals and families in need. In 2018, DiGiorgio was honoured to receive the Distinguished Italian-American Award from a local chapter of the Sons of Italian Organization. 

The OSDIA is committed to preserving Italian American culture, promoting closer cultural relations between the USA and Italy, and encouraging the study of Italian language and culture in American schools. Anyone can become a member as long as you have a passion for Italian culture. Women make up about fifty percent of membership and have held positions and all levels of the organization.