Gioia Bartali is the Grand-Daughter of Gino Bartali and the honorary ambassador and mentor of the school. Based out of Montegranaro, in the province of Fermo, Italy, She is married to Emanuele and mother of Matteo (15) and Leonardo (11). Her late father, Andrea, was Gino Bartali’s elder son and was very active in researching some of the proofs that lead to the recognition of Bartali as “Righteous Among the Nations”, in September 2013. Following the passing of her beloved father, in 2017, she committed to continue his great work to commemorate the Gino Bartali legacy. In recent years Gioia represented the Bartali family in several important ceremonies around the world, among them the recognition of Bartali as an honorary citizen of Israel, on behalf of “Yad Vashem Institute” in May 2018. Gioia has put a special emphasis on youth education, using the story of her grandfather as an example to demonstrate the importance of human values in life.