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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 new online UNICO Foundation Scholarship Program is open for the 2018-2019 academic year. Paper applications cannot be accepted. Candidates can click on the Scholarship tab to access the page with the Scholarship offerings.




 Upcoming Dates for 2017-2018

December 15, 2018: Deadline for ComUNICO submissions 

January 22, 2018: Grant applications due to the National Office

February 1, 2018: Marconi Award applications due to the National Office

March 1, 2018: Deadline for nominations for National Awards and for candidates to submit their DiMattio-Celli Study Abroard application online

March 23- 24, 2018: Save the Date! Mid-Year Board Meeting at Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Hotel Form  and Registration Form   

April 15, 2018: Deadline for candidates to submit their Scholarship applications online   

July 25 - 29, 2018: UNICO Convention 2018, Delray Beach Marriott, Delray Beach, FL

Please do not forget to view all the wonderful events happening in our Chapters and Districts around the country! Click on the Calendar of Events tab.         


UNICO National Press Release 

The following is a Press Release regarding the 2016 central Italy earthquake. UNICO National sent this to hundreds of news organizations. It successfully completed an initiative started by Immediate Past National President Dominick Nicastro. This is a tremendous accomplishment and our thanks go to UNICO Foundation Trustee Nina Held and the members of the St. Louis chapter for coordinating the donation with the hospital in Rieti, Italy. 

UNICO National Donates $50,000. To a hospital in Rieti, Italy that was devastated by the Amitrice earthquake.

UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in the country, has donated $50,000 its members raised after the August 2016 earthquake near Amitrice in central Italy to the Azienda Sanitaria Locale Rieti Hospital. UNICO National President Tom Vaughan said “This was an effort started last year by Immediate Past National President Dominick Nicastro. I want to thank Dominick and all of our members for their generous donation which will go directly to a local hospital in Rieti.”

UNICO National Foundation President John DiNapoli, who orchestrated the donation, said that “the funds will go exclusively for the purchase of medical equipment and repairs to the hospital facility.”

UNICO National, founded in 1922, has local chapters throughout America. Its' volunteer members support charitable, educational, and community service projects while promoting Italian heritage.