Naples, Fl (December 3, 2021). Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ingrid Aielli, Owner, Restaurateur & Philanthropist, to their Board of Directors, effective November 2021.
Born and raised in Bratislava, Slovakia, Ingrid met her husband Fabrizio in 1989. After living in Venice, Italy, they moved to Washington DC in the 1990’s where she honed her hospitality and management skills and established three highly acclaimed restaurants. In Washington, she launched her stellar business reputation that political, diplomatic, and celebrity clients patronized from around the world.
While in Washington, Ingrid also began her involvement with local and national charities and was recognized as the 2001 Woman of the Year by the National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Ingrid brought her passion for supporting charities and her local community when she moved to Naples, Florida in 2007.
In Naples, they established the Aielli Group which consists of four local exclusive restaurants. Ingrid and Fabrizio are partners of this growing enterprise with Ingrid’s management skills and social acumen one of the major keys to the success of the Aielli Group. Ingrid manages restaurant operations along with her more public role as an active generous member of the Naples philanthropic community.
Her activities and accolades include:
- Co-chair the Nane Kimijan Memorial Scholarship Fund (in memory of her late brother)
- Board member and Vice Conseiller Culinary of La Chaine des Rotisseurs (oldest and largest food and wine society in the world)
- 2001 National Women of the Year Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (DC)
- 2011 Glass Slipper Recipient by Champions of Learning
- 2016 Leading Lady (Naples Illustrated)
- 2016 Woman of the Year (Gulfshore Life)
- 2019 Champions (Champions of learning)
- 2019 Honoree of the United Arts Council
- 2019 Board Member of Gulfshore Life Magazine
- 2021 Board Member of Youth Haven
Ingrid and Fabrizio recently hosted Youth Haven’s Healing Youth luncheon at their Sea Salt restaurant, raising almost $60,000 for Youth Haven’s programs and services. They are also the chairs for Youth Haven’s signature gala, Starry Nights, scheduled for March 26, 2022.
“Youth Haven is thrilled that Ingrid Aielli has joined our Board of Directors,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “Ingrid is a longtime volunteer of Youth Haven and a wonderful asset to both our organization and community. We’re grateful for her ongoing support.”
Youth Haven 2021 – 2021 Board of Directors
Denise Murphy, President; Mike Prioletti, 1st Vice President; Christina Linaberry, 2nd Vice President; Patrick Arnall, Treasurer; Lynda Waterhouse, Secretary; Ingrid Aielli, Colonel Jim Bloom; Allie Krider; Pamela Lundborg; Trina Mostyn; Amy Novakovich; Brenda O’Connor (Immediate Past President); Andres Paz; Jennifer Porter; Lee Willis.
Honorary Lifetime Trustees
Youth Haven’s Honorary Lifetime Trustees consist of Carol Boyd, Lamar Gable, Lavern N. Gaynor, Frances Pew Hayes, and Sheriff Kevin Rambosk.
About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.