"Service Above Self"
The Largest Italian American Service Organization in the USA
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98th UNICO National Convention
Monday, July 26 - Wednesday, July 28
Sheraton Tara Hotel Parsippany, NJ
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On Saturday, May 22nd, President DeFrank accepted the Columbus International Award on an internet "livestream" from the Fondazione Italy. This award was presented to several Italian and Italian American individuals and institutions - "illustrious figures who have distinguished themselves for their commitment to spreading and defending Italian culture." Congratulations Dr. DeFrank and thank you for your work defending our heritage on behalf of UNICO.
Important Information for all Italian Americans!
Landmark Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed by Major Italian American Organizations in a Show of National Unity
Click here for the details of this Press Release
Columbus: Facts and Fiction
Click this link to view a Press Release about an Italian American One Voice Coalition interview of DR. MARY GRABAR, AUTHOR OF DEBUNKING HOWARD ZINN
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 National Past President Mike Spano continues to support St. Jude's Hospital despite not being able to volunteer in person at the FedEx-St. Jude Invitational World Golf Championship in Tennessee.
Montville NJ UNICO donated $3,000 in restaurant gift cards to the outreach program and food pantry of St. Peter's Church to help feed the hungry in this time of need.
Returning to Service
UNICO Chapters are starting to safely meet in person after several months. Here is the Pequannock, New Jersey chapter meeting outdoors.