The 2013 Golden Lion Awards Dinner was held on Friday, April 26th, 2013. The awards dinner was put on by the New York Grand Lodge Foundation, Order Sons of Italy in America, and honored six notable Italian Americans for their civic and philanthropic accomplishments and ongoing endeavors.
Among the honorees was Carl Mattone, who is president of the real estate company, The Mattone Group. Michael X. Mattone and Joseph M. Mattone, CFO and Vice President, were also honored for the evening. The three are jointly in charge of managing all Mattone Group properties, which amounts to about 1.5 million square feet of property.
Raymond Mascolo, D.D.S., was honored for his impressive track record of community service. Named “Man of the Year” by many organizations, Mascolo is dedicated to helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.
Nicholas Montesanto, Presdient of DTM Drafting and Consulting Services, Inc., uses his company and business expertise to help keep children and the elderly out of harm’s way. He does this by working with the Elevator/Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF).
The Honorable Natalia Quintavalle is the Consul General of Italy in New York. She is the first woman to ever hold the post, and is dedicated to preserving Italian heritage and culture in the melting pot of New York City. She is actively involved in several humanitarian efforts.
The Golden Lion Awards Dinner serves not only to honor distinguished Italian Americans, but also to fundraise for the New York Grand Lodge Foundation. The organization funds causes such as research for Autism and Alzheimer’s disease.