The Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) works around the world to inform and foster dialogue amongst critical stakeholders on key global issues. We do this through our programs with the U.S. Congress and the United Nations, engaging young people, supporting cultural diplomacy, and working on humanitarian programs. HDI is committed to supporting cultural diplomacy, including implementing film programs with U.S. Embassies and Consulates.
HDI’s Board Members are committed to this mission and reflect it in many of their philanthropic activities. Mr. Cosmo DeNicola has been a Member of HDI’s Board of Directors since 2013. In addition to his involvement in HDI’s humanitarian and cultural work, Mr. DeNicola is also on the Board of Trustees of the Papal Foundation. The Papal Foundation is the major Roman Catholic philanthropic organization in the United States which assists the Pope in fulfilling his humanitarian, educational, and spiritual goals. The Papal Foundation has built shelters for the homeless, assisted in the construction of hospitals and health clinics, and provided educational scholarships.
In recognition of the Papal Foundation’s work, the Board of Trustees was granted an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis on April 21, 2023.