The non-profit cultural association Cinzia Vitale was founded in 2012 in memory of prematurely-departed Cinzia Vitale. The President Roberto Vitale wanted to commemorate his sister giving “life” to some dreams… to be the voice for those who have none. Vitale Onlus intends to pursue only non-profit social solidarity and this through events connected with the promotion of culture and art, as well as a more complete human and social development for the enhancement of the linguistic heritage and the environmental protection.
The honorary and the scientific committees of Vitale Onlus include, among others, the Nobel Peace Prize Filippo Giorgi, Lawrence Banks, general director of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the journalists Tiziana Ferrario, Toni Capuozzo and Sergio Canciani, the UN spokesman for critical areas Andrea Angeli, Maria Giovanna Elmi, as well as academic and diplomatic figures. Other meritorious members include the journalist Paolo Rumiz, the writer Claudio Magris, the ambassador Staffan de Mistura, the scientist Mauro Giacca, bishop Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, the late lamented astrophysicist Margherita Hack, the archbishop Guido Pozzo, almoner of His Holiness Benedict XVI and Andrea Margelletti, president of the Centre for International Studies.