The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC was established in 1929 with the primary goal of assisting recent immigrants become assimilated into the ways of American business. As Italian Americans in the Washington area have become more successful and affluent, the goals of the Club have shifted towards more civic minded activities that help not only Italian Americans but the Washington Metropolitan area in general. For over 84 years the Club has brought together Washington area Italian American businessmen and professionals to enjoy not only their shared business interest but also their Italian American culture while volunteering in various philanthropic activities.

  • Thank you to the Lido Civic Club for its continuing support of the Annual Ceremony, honoring Charles J. Bonaparte, 46th Attorney General and founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At the 53rd Annual Ceremony held today at the Department of Justice, the Keynote Speaker was Lisa Monaco, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Luca Franchetti Pardo, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Italian Embassy, gave special remarks.


Lido Civic Club Past Presidents Night Gala 2013 Honors Tony Cancelosi and Cristiano Maggipinto

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, an 84 year old civic and charitable organization, held its Annual Past Presidents Night Dinner Gala on November 23, 2013. They honored the Man of the Year for 2014 and other honorees for their outstanding civic contributions to the Italian American Community. Our honorees included The Man of the Year - Anthony J. (Tony) Cancelosi, K.M. president and CEO of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) who was recognized for his decades of community service and Cristiano Maggipinto, outgoing Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Italy.  Minister Maggipinto has been a friend of the Lido Club for many years.

Thank you to all who came and donated. We had a great time and are looking forward to our next event.  Details on the November 22nd, 2014 event will be coming out after January 2014.