NECO is proud to have partnerships with some of the most outstanding non-profits in their field.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF)
In the heart of Chicago's Little Italy, The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is a spectacular 44,000 square foot facility. NIASHF was founded in 1977 by George Randazzo, a 2002 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient. NIASHF is celebrated for its focus on values and sportsmanship; it's world-class memorabilia collection; and its charitable programs, which have provided $6-million in scholarships to underserved children and generous support for physically-challenged athletes. Funds are distributed without regard to race, creed, or gender. With NECO's help, the NIASHF launched an education outreach program titled A Level Playing Field, which teaches children the importance of diversity in sports.
Headed by 2002 Medalist George Randazzo and 1997 Medalist Jerry Colangelo
Gift of Life International (GOLI)
GOLI has surgically treated over 10,000 children with life-threatening cardiac disorders worldwide. Over the years, NECO has assisted the efforts with GOLI on five continents and 67 countries. NECO has also helped develop sustainable programs in Uganda and El Salvador while directly helping to save the lives of 188 Ugandan and 198 El Salvadoran children.
Founded by 2009 Medalist Robbie Donno
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
The Peopling of America Center at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will expand upon the Ellis Island years of immigration to include the stories of New Americans who arrived since Ellis's closing in 1954. NECO has underwritten The Flag of Faces, a prominent display located in the lobby Baggage Room and has produced education materials distributed to visitors and school children.