"The mission of Friends of FAI is to foster in the United States a deeper appreciation and support for the preservation of Italian cultural and historical heritage reflected in buildings and properties of architectural and environmental significance in Italy. One way that Friends of FAI meets its cultural and educational objectives is through its support of FAI- Fondo Ambiente Italiano, in its efforts to restore, preserve and open to the public important Italian monuments and properties."
FAI is a well known and respected organization in Italy and Friends of FAI was officially presented to and acknowledged by the Italian President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, by Giulia Maria Mozzoni Crespi, FAI's President, and Lynn de Rothschild, Chairman of Friends of FAI's Board of Advisory Trustees in February 2002.
Friends of FAI organizes unique events, conferences and trips for those who wish to help FAI achieve its mission. It also provides its members with advanced information so that they can participate in FAI's activities on a priority basis. Members of Friends of FAI are able to access the very best of what Italy's culture and art have to offer through the many personal contacts and sources that are available to FAI.
Since 2001, Friends of FAI has organized many special trips for its members which have included visits to: Northern Italy, Sicily, a tour of FAI's properties, Rome, a Spring tour of Veneto, a tour of Parma and Piacenza, a tour of Genoa and the Portofino Riviera, Naples and Amalfi Coast, a tour of Basilicata a Southern Apulia, and a visit to Turin and the Piedmont's castles and palazzos
Every year conferences, concerts and theatre performances with major Italian artists are organized in the United States to promote FAI and Italy's vast cultural heritage.