Casa Italia | Italian Cultural Center - 3800 Division Street Stone Park, IL 60165

Gala Event

Casa Italia held its 51st annual Gala Event on Friday, June 24 at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove Village.  The event was a wonderful success.  The event honored 2022 Man-of-the-Year Joseph Dote,  2022 Humanitarian Bishop Robert Lombardo, and special recognition to
Illinois State Senate President Don Harmon and State Representative Kathleen Willis.  The Master of Cerimonies for the evening was Frank Grimaldi, the Chair of the event was Vito D’Ambrosio and the 2022 Casa Chairman is Ron Onesti.  The Bronx Wanderers were the main entertainment for the evening.  The Dinner entertainment was Rick “Elvis” Cada.  The national Anthems we sung by Jack Muccio, 



Michelangelo Sponsors


da Vinci Sponsors


Dante Sponsors


Man-of-the Year

Joseph Dote
Senior Vice-President R.M. Chin and
General Manager of Facilities and Construction
for the O’Hare Airport Transit System (OATS)


Special Recognition for Community Service

Don Harmon
Illinois State Senate President

Kathleen Willis
State Representative

Our 2022 Humanitarian
Bishop Robert Lombardo
Archdiocese of Chicago




Master of Ceremonies:
Frank Grimaldi


Casa Italia Chairman:
Ron Onesti


  Gala Event Chairman:
Vito D’Ambrosio