Position

  • President and CEO – Antonio’s Cucina Italiana Corporation
  • President and CEO – Roman Village Inc.
  • President and CEO – Rugiero Management Group
  • Partner – Michigan Studio Productions

Philanthropy

  • Rugiero Promise Foundation (2011-Present)
  • Antonio Rugiero Sr. Diabetes Research Fund at the University of Michigan Diabetes Center (2009-Present)
  • Rugiero Family Fund (2009-2012)
  • Board Member – Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation
  • Board Member – Italian American Club of Livonia
  • Guest Speaker – Festa della Repubblica Italianna, Italian American Cultural Center

Awards

  • Veterans Outreach Project “Heroes Coin” 2013 (Veterans Outreach Project of Southeast Michigan)
  • Frank D. Stella ILICA Community Award 2010 (Italian Language Inter-Cultural Association)

Community/Civic Activities

  • Midwest Regional Director – ILICA
  • Chairman – International Institute Foundation (2013-present)
  • Michigan Lead – Italian Film Festival
  • Finance Chairman – 13th District Michigan Republican Party
  • University of Detroit Mercy – Volterra-Detroit Foundation (2011-Present)
  • NW Regional Director – ILICA Board of Directors (2007-Present)
  • Michigan Regional Director – Boys Town of Italy (2009-Present)
  • Board of Trustees – Michigan Opera Theater (Present)
  • Board of Trustees – International Institute Foundation (2009-Present)
  • Board of Directors – Spirit Festival of Dearborn (Present)
  • Executive Committee – Patrons of the Vatican (1998-Present)
  • Member – Italian American Alliance for Business and Technology/IAABT (Present)
  • Committee – SOCK Capuchins Soup Kitchen (2009-Present)
  • Member – Legatus (2010-Present)
  • Member – National Italian American Foundation/NIAF
  • Executive Committee – Detroit Medical Center Rehabilitation Center
  • Committee – Andrea Bocelli in Concert
  • Committee – The Three Tenors Concert in Detroit
  • Fundraising Committee – Luciano Pavarotti Detroit Performance
  • Member – Canton Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – Farmington Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – Dearborn Heights Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – City of Dearborn Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – Dearborn Rotary Club

Lead Sponsorship

  • Lead Sponsor & Room Naming – Volterra International Residential College
  • Founder – IL VOLO Encore Benefit Dinner supporting three charities
  • Event Sponsor – Spirit Festival of Dearborn (Present)
  • Lead Sponsor – SOCK Capuchins Soup Kitchen (2009-Present)
  • Activist – Campaigning for funds to remodel and update the John F. Kennedy Jr. Library and the Caroline Kennedy Library, Dearborn Heights Michigan
  • Mid-East Director – Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance (ILICA)
  • Organizer – IL VOLO Encore Benefit Dinner supporting three charities (2011) (2013)
  • Event Sponsor – Festival of Trees, Dearborn (2010)

Lead on Signature Charity Events

  • Italian Film Festival USA – April 2-27th, 2014
  • Rugiero Casino Royale – Benefits the U of M Diabetes Brehm Center
  • Annual Opera Day at Antonio’s and Roman Village Restaurants – Benefits the Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Annual Feast of St. Antonio, Day of Charity – Benefits various charities chosen to be a recipient each year
  • Salute our Veterans’ – Benefits All U.S. Armed Forces past and present
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day – Benefits “Breast Friends Together” St. Joseph Hospital
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Day – Benefits “Shades of Pink”, an organization offering temporary financial assistance to women during their treatment and recovery from Breast Cancer
  • Annual Lunch with Santa – Benefits the “Goodfellows” organization to benefit children without a Christmas
  • Italian Opera Night – Michigan Opera Theater
  • Volterra, Italy International Residential College Capital Campaign – Cooperating with the University of Detroit Mercy College of Architecture Volterra-Detroit Foundation

Political

  • Finance Chairman – 13th District Michigan Republican Party

Fundraising Event Chairman

  • Kick off to elect Honorable Brian K. Zahra to Supreme Court
  • Kick off to elect Honorable David F. Viviano to Supreme Court (2014)
  • Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano (2013)
  • Wayne County Sheriff Nepoleon (2013)
  • Michigan Attorney General, Fundraiser for 13th District Michigan Republican Party (2013)
  • Judge Gregory Bill, Judge of 3rd Circuit Court (2012)
  • Margaret M. Van Houten, Judge of the 3rd Circuit Court (2012)
  • Kick off to elect Honorable Stephen J. Markman to Supreme Court
  • Reception for Justice Cliff Taylor (2008)
  • Reception for Michael Bouchard
  • Reception to reelect Governor Jennifer Granholm
  • Reception for “The Supreme Court Justices” (2000)
  • To elect Ruth Johnson for Secretary of State (2010-2011)
  • To elect Bill Schuette Attorney General (2010)
  • To Elect Rick Snyder for Governor of Michigan (2010)
  • Dick DeVos for Governor of Michigan (2006)
  • Michael Bouchard for U.S. Senate (2006)
  • Justice Stephen Markman for reelection (2004)
  • Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus for Governor of Michigan (2002)
  • Reception for Justice Cliff Taylor (1998)
  • Bob Dole for President National Campaign (1996)
  • Bob Dole for President National Campaign (1995)
  • Dearborn Italian-American Political Action Committee (1998)
  • Justice Campaign Kickoff – David Viviano and Joan Larson
  • Honorable Thomas Hathaway Reception
  • Bill Runco for State Board of Education
  • Reception honoring Judge Kurtis T. Wilder
  • Tom Leonard for State Representative
  • Wayne County Executive Warren Evans state of the county address

YouTube

  • Il Volo Anthony Rugiero brings ILVOLO to Michigan
  • Italics: ILICA, November 2010

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