Celebrating The Most Distinguished Italians Around The Globe.
Committed to highlighting and awarding distinguished people for their outstanding achievements. Founded in 2011in New York by Riccardo Lo Faro and Alessia Pertosa, the PrimiDieci Society is dedicated to exploring amongst those who have achieved remarkable success in their career, those who are the best examples of having overcome obstacles and difficulties and are today delivering the utmost excellence to the international community.
Awards ceremonies, events, books, and media campaigns developing increasingly solid and widespread connections between people around the world who stand out for exceptional talent, creativity, entrepreneurship, and genius.
Unprecedented happenings aiming to raise public awareness for ever greater scientific research for the cure of breast cancer. Because this is the ultimate goal of our celebrations: to spend its events and books' widespread media influence to support breast cancer research globally.
Cipriani Wall Street, New York
Born to inspire.
The PrimiDieci Society is a collective of world-leading personalities. It was born out of a strong desire to forge connections between the most distinguished personalities with young talented Italians around the globe. The Society is committed to the development of an inspired, illuminated, and merit-based future leadership while promoting the outstanding value of cultural diversity as a source of extraordinary talent, creativity, entrepreneurship, and genius. Established in New York in 2011 by Italian journalist and biographer Riccardo Lo Faro, the PrimiDieci Society relies on its International Selection Committee to nominate ten Award recipients in each country.
From culture to science, design to business, public service to the media, the arts, entertainment, and more, the recipients span from great authorities and role models to young, bright future leaders.
Watch Riccardo Lo Faro introducing
the PrimiDieci Awards
at the Cipriani Wall Street,
Celebrity Chef, and CNN Hero - Los Angeles, CA
The Royal Opera House - Music Director, London (UK)
Production Designer, Academy Award's Oscar Winner
Actor & Film Producer
VP Education & Research, Sesame Street Productions, New York (USA)
Music Producer, Los Angeles (USA), Academy Award's Oscar Winner
Novelist, author of international bestsellers
U.S attorney, and a New York Times best-selling author
PrimiDieci Books and e.Books
The life story of the ten recipients is narrated in the ‘PrimiDieci’ books. An in-depth narration of the personal and professional paths that led them to their current outstanding achievements. All books including their personal "Letter To The Young" with insights and suggestions to the young readers.
Currently published for the USA and for the UK in English, and for Italy in Italian by national publisher Europa Edizioni, distributed in all Italian bookstores.
Each PrimiDieci's award recipient is awarded a copy of this Special Edition book; each Awards Gala guest receives a complimentary copy of the book, including representatives from the media.
The author, Riccardo Lo Faro: click here to learn more and to view more of his published titles.
WLPO takes up the PrimiDieci Award brand
Extraordinary People Supporting Lifesaving Science.
The life story of the ten recipients is narrated in the ‘PrimiDieci’ books. An in-depth narration of the personal and professional paths that led them to their current outstanding achievements. All books including their personal crafted "Letter To The Young" with insights and suggestions for the young readers.
Author Riccardo Lo Faro and Editor-in-Chief Alessia Pertosa meet and interview each recipient in person, they travel the US and overseas to spend time with them to learn more about his/her life path, their current commitments to professional success, and their dedication to charity or other noble causes. Their life stories are singled in the PrimiDieci Books in both adaptations, English and Italian.
WLPO is the charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with headquarter in New York that has assimilated the PrimiDieci Society's Award brand to pursue its mission of bringing together leading personalities and support lifesaving science.
For several years the Awards' celebrations by the PrimiDieci Society have honored prominent Italians of nationality or descent who best represent Italian excellence in the U.S. and around the world. WLPO is now committed to expanding the PrimiDieci Society's mission by diversifying its celebratory events bringing together and honoring personalities of every origin and culture.
Today's Award ceremonies and Gala Dinner events by WLPO honor outstanding role models to increase public awareness with regard to the general misinformation around the devastating spread of breast cancer and other life-threatening diseases afflicting today's society.
Via its books and publications, both in print and online, WLPO presents the successful life stories of the awards recipients and highlights their outstanding commitment to charitable initiatives and to other noble causes. These books and other publications are available at no cost to all individual and corporate donors. During each event and Award ceremony, all guests receive a complimentary copy, including representatives from the media.
Please learn more about WLPO and our mission: WLPO Corp.