What we're about
The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA) is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.
Founded in 1905 as a mutual aid society for the early Italian immigrants, today OSDIA has hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, making it the leading service and advocacy organization for the nation's estimated 26 million people of Italian descent.
Its missions include encouraging the study of Italian language and culture in American schools and universities; preserving Italian American traditions, culture, history and heritage; and promoting closer cultural relations between the United States and Italy.
The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) has given more than $105,000,000 to scholarships, medical research, disaster relief, cultural preservation and other special projects.
These include the Alzheimer's Association, Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Hurricane Andrew relief, Assisi earthquake relief and the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial.
Women have always shared equal rights with men in OSDIA, and women make up about 50% of OSIA membership.
Women have held leadership positions at all levels, including state president, national trustee, national vice president and national president.
OSDIA is for people of any gender, age, religion and profession. You don't even have to be Italian to join.
Whether you are of Italian heritage or simply have a love for things Italian, OSDIA welcomes you as a member.
The Sons and Daughters of Italy membership if you'd like to join is $77 for singles & $152 for couples for the first year of membership.
Subsequent years are $35 for singles & $68 for couples.
The membership year is from January 1 to December 31.
Membership forms will be at the events.