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Past Presidents Night 2015

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Past President Night Gala November 21, 2015

Lido Civic Club Selects Man of the Year for 2016 www.lidoclub.org

The Lido Civic Club cordially invites you to join us in celebrating the outstanding civic achievements of Mr. John D. Porcari as we honor him with the Lido Civic Club Man of the Year award. The event will take place at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 21, 2015.


John D. Porcari is Senior Vice President and National Director of Strategic Consulting for Parsons Brinckerhoff.  John was formerly the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, (USDOT) and, prior to that, John served twice as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation.  John’s charitable and community activities include establishing with his siblings an emergency fund for nursing students at Monroe Community College.  John also volunteers for Honor Flight Rochester, bringing WWII and other veterans from his hometown to visit the Nation’s capital.  At USDOT, he established an internship program for college students interested in public service.  John is an active supporter of recreational trails and has worked with the Living Classrooms Foundation in Baltimore to complete segments of the inner harbor trail and Maryland trails advocates.  John and his wife Heidi are long-time supporters of their alma mater, the University of Dayton. They are members of St. Ambrose Parish in Cheverly, MD, where they live with their five children.


Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us at this 86th Anniversary Gala, as we celebrate the outstanding civic contributions that our honoree has made to the Washington area and beyond.


The Lido Civic Club, founded in 1929, is dedicated to serving the Washington Metropolitan community through its civic and charitable activities. Since 2004, the Lido Civic Club has provided more than $450,000 in scholarships to deserving students in the Washington area. The Lido Civic Club's charitable programs have supported the wounded warriors, the homeless, the elderly, orphans, and victims of floods and earthquakes. Recognizing its roots as an Italian-American organization, the Lido Civic Club has also worked to promote the teaching of the Italian Language.


Among the former recipients of the Lido Civic Club annual awards are: Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, Ambassador Constance Morella, Congressman Peter Rodino, Dr. Joseph Gallo, Jack Valenti, and General Peter Pace, to name a few. Speakers at past events over the years have included Fiorello LaGuardia, Rudy Giuliani, and Justice Antonin Scalia.


We hope you can join us as we recognize John’s achievements. It promises to be a great evening. Proceeds from the event will help support the Lido Civic Club's scholarship and charity efforts. To purchase tickets, advertisements or make donations please go to: