"Service Above Self"

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The Largest Italian American Service Organization in the USA


The UNICO National mission is to promote the image of Italian Americans along with Italian heritage and culture by supporting charitable, scientific, cultural, educational, and literary projects.


The men and women of our many chapters across the country devote their time, energy and resources to serve their local communities. They also support UNICO National causes such as scholarships, Cooley’s Anemia, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Cancer Prevention and Research.

Founded in 1922 by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola in Waterbury, Connecticut to unite people of Italian heritage in an organization to perform charitable, patriotic and educational deeds.


UNICO’s motto is “Service Above Self”. UNICO means “unique” or “only one of its kind” in Italian and additionally, the letters represent: U-Unity, N-Neighborliness, I-Integrity, C-Charity and O-Opportunity.

UNICO Foundation Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The UNICO Foundation Scholarship Program offers several scholarship opportunities for undergraduates, students pursuing graduate studies, students pursuing nursing studies, Italian studies, study abroad, and more. Applications are now being accepted. For more information click this link.

UNICO looks to expand in Florida

UNICO National currently has two chapters in Florida: Greater Tampa Bay and Highland Beach. We are looking to start new chapters in Orlando and Naples. Contact Florida I District Governor Frank LoRe Jr. (franklore0046@hotmail.com, 201-401-1077) or Expansion Director Joe Nasello (JMNasello@aol.com, 201-394-1793) for further information.

"People with Cooley’s Anemia are living longer, fuller lives thanks to UNICO’s long-time support of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation."

Craig Butler, National Executive Director

Cooley's Anemia Foundation


“UNICO National has been an exceptional supporter of cancer research and its contributions are allowing significant advances.” Randy Karsten, Managing Director, V Foundation

Did you know you can order UNICO Merchandise?

At every UNICO National meeting Lou and Celeste Pandolfi of the Kearny, NJ chapter set up the "UNICO Store". But you don't have to go to a national meeting to purchase UNICO hats, shirts, pins, and more. Click this link to see a sampling of the merchandise available and the contact information to purchase.

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