Fundraising Goal: $3 Million

Casa Italiana – Italian Cultural Center is please to announce the purchase of a new home for the Italian community located in Burien Washington.  The new Casa Italiana is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under IRS rules.  Your contributions support the Casa mission to provide a center welcoming all to celebrate, foster and preserve Italian culture in the greater Pacific Northwest.


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Phase I – Purchase

The purchase of the $1.3 million dollar property was anchored with generous donations totaling $500,000 dollars from the original Casa Italiana, Il Punto! and private donors. The property is presently producing the necessary revenue to cover the interest payments to the seller, while funding is raised to pay off the residual loan and the initial renovation.

Phase II – Renovation (underway now)

Approximately $1,700,000 must be collected over the next year for construction of a banquet hall and commercial kitchen and other building upgrades to accommodate the wide variety of events so dear to the Italian community. In-kind donations will be welcomed for this phase. Construction materials, labor by licensed professional construction companies and individuals, experienced design and furnishing professionals, equipment etc. are examples of great ways to contribute to the cause!


Phase III – Pay Off

Pay off seller note of $800,000 by the end of 2026. Other projects will require additional fundraising campaigns as Casa Italiana expands, while remaining aligned with its mission objectives.

A transition team will oversee the timeline, renovation projects and site upgrades under the direction of the Casa Italiana Board of Directors, consisting of representatives from participating organizations. Once completed, Casa will be opened in stages, overseen by a management team, and an onsite manager for logistics, marketing and event planning, etc.


Planned Features

  • Office of the Honorary Italian Consul – Done
  • Italian Espresso and Food Bar – Done
  • Italian Library – Done
  • Italian Language Classes – Done
  • Large Banquet and Meeting Hall (300 people) – nearing completion
  • Elevator
  • Full Commercial and Catering Kitchen
  • Array of Event and Space Rentals
  • Ample Parking for 100 plus
  • Italian-American Historical Museum w/ Focus on Pacific Northwest Immigrants
  • Mentoring Programs


Donate Securities

Anyone can request from their representative (where the stock is currently held), the forms needed to transfer the stock to Casa Italiana – Italian Cultural Center.

Questions? Please feel free to contact our representative Brad DiJulio, he will work with your broker on making a stock donation to Casa today!

Brad DiJulio
Phone: 425.646.6693

La Mezzanotte Trio at Festa Italiana Seattle

Casa Italiana – Italian Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 85-3130980)