Raymond A. Mascolo, D.D.S. received his dental degree from Georgetown University Dental School in 1980.  He completed a general practice residency at Georgetown Hospital and has been in private practice since 1981.  He has received many awards for his community service and has been named Man of The Year by numerous organizations.  Dr. Mascolo is especially devoted to a mission of assisting homeless veterans and devotes much of his time to this worthwhile cause.  He is a man who exemplifies the ideals of compassion, understanding, healing and commitment, and successfully incorporates these ideals into both his professional and personal life.

Nicholas J. Montesano is the President of DTM Drafting and Consulting Services, Inc., an independent company that holds a distinctive place in the world of all commercial, health care, and residential building.  His commitment to improve the industry and to protect children is evident in his efforts Elevator/Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) which is a non-profit organization whose goals and objectives are to train users of vertical transportation in the safe use of the equipment particularly focuses on protecting the children and elderly of our society.  Nicholas Montesano is a unique Italian American role model who has excelled in his specialized field of business.

Carl F. Mattone, Michael X. Mattone and Joseph M. Mattone, Jr. are the President, CFO and Vice President of The Mattone Group.  The Mattone Group is a Queens-based development and construction company with decades of experience in Real Estate and Property Management. They manage the property portfolio, through Mattone Group Management, LLC with professionalism, financial expertise, and a dedication to be the best. They currently manage over 1.5 million square feet of property in New York City, Georgia and Florida.

The Honorable Natalia Quintavalle, Consul General of Italy in New York - is the first woman to be appointed as Italian Consul General of New York.  Hon. Quintavalle is a career diplomat with 25 years of experience in her field.  With regard to Italian heritage and language, she has said: “The biggest effort we must make is not to allow Italian culture to become irrelevant in this great melting pot.  It’s also important to promote our language.  We should all be able to speak English and communicate in English, as well as to say that we have another asset - speaking and communicating in Italian.”  She is a woman to be admired for her humanitarian efforts and for the positive image she reflects both in New York and in Italy.

The Annual Golden Lion Dinner is the premier event held by the New York Grand Lodge Foundation … a night to present the Golden Lion Award to prominent Italian Americans and to laud their many civic and philanthropic endeavors. All of our honorees met that goal this evening.

The success of this event is so essential to the fund raising efforts of the New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Inc.  It is this Golden Lion Awards Dinner that allows us to continue to fund so many worthwhile charitable organizations such as Autism, Alzheimer’s and the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation.  The New York Grand Lodge Foundation also makes every effort to assist in the preservation of our Italian heritage by funding cultural events and encourage the study of Italian language.

Sincere thanks to our National and State Officers, filial lodges and special dignitaries for supporting this event. Whether you purchased a journal ad … or attended the dinner, your support of this main fund raising event of the New York Grand Lodge Foundation is sincerely appreciated.