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UNICO ObjectivesTo promote and enhance the Image of Italian Americans; for members to be of service to the community; to promote Italian heritage and culture; to promote, support and assist charitable, scientific, cultural, educational, and literary projects; to promote members' interest in public welfare; and, to cooperate with others in civic, social and cultural development.

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The Scholarship Committee proudly presents the recipients of the 2017 UNICO National Foundation DiMattio Celli Family Study Abroad Grants:


Nicolette Guida, College of Staten Island, Sponsored by Orange/West Orange, NJ Chapter

Luigi Carmelo Siligato, Villanova University, Sponsored by Memphis, TN Chapter

Honorable Mention in Remembrance of Bernie Brutto

Sophia Polifonte, St. Joseph's University, Sponsored by NJ District XI

Stephanie M. Saggiomo, St. Joseph's University, Sponsored by the National Office for NJ                                    


Upcoming Dates for 2017

May 4, 2017: Basic Conversational Italian class begins * Please note date change

May 15, 2017: Chapters following the January 1 fiscal year must file their Form 990

May 30, 2017: Grant Applications due to the National Office for the 2017 Convention

June 5, 2017: ComUNICO pictures and articles deadline for July issue

June 18, 2017: 7th Annual Convention 2017 Fundraiser Bowl-a-Thon

July 26 - 29, 2017:  UNICO Convention 2017, JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, AZ  For reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/UNICO2017  and Registration Form

October 24, 2017: Save the Date! Meet the President at The Venetian, Garfield NJ

October 26 - 29, 2017: Save the Date! It's the Eastern Regional in Providence, R.I.                   



UNICO National Responds to Earthquake in Italy

 "Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and survivors in Amatrice"


Fairfield, NJ--- UNICO National, America's largest Italian American service and charitable organization, is expressing deep sorrow and concern for all affected by the devastating earthquake in the town of Amatrice of central Italy.  "Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and survivors," stated Dominick Nicastro, National President of UNICO.  "We are saddened by the loss of lives and the many injured, homeless and severely impacted people of that area."


UNICO has received communications from its members across the country asking how they can help.  "We have a Disaster Relief fund which we have used in past disasters such as for Hurricane Sandy, previous earthquakes in Italy, as well as for the aftermaths of September 11th," stated John DiNapoli, President of the UNICO Foundation, the charitable arm of UNICO National.  "We will certainly accept any donations for the earthquake in Amatrice to add to our funds to see how we can financially help."


Many Italian Americans and specifically UNICO National members are concerned about loved ones in the affected areas.  "We have reached out to our contacts in Italy, but events are still unfolding," advised Andre' DiMino, Executive Director of UNICO National.  "Once response efforts are more fully formed, we will determine how our financial support can be most appropriately utilized to help."


Anyone wishing to help can send donations to UNICO Foundation Disaster Relief Fund, 271 US Highway 46 West, Suite F-103, Fairfield, NJ 07004.  uniconational@unico.org.


UNICO National, founded in 1922, the nation's largest Italian American service and charitable organization, has local chapters throughout America.  Its' volunteer members support charitable, educational & community service projects while promoting Italian heritage and combating negative stereotyping.  www.unico.org.