"Service Above Self"

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*There is an error on the 2020 UNICO Print Calendars for the month of March. Click here for the correct page.* 

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.

2020 National Convention

Registration for UNICO's 98th National Convention July 22 to July 26, 2020 at the Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa in Fort Meyers, Florida is now open. Click the link for hotel information and click here for the        registration form.

"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


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

UNICO Italian Heritage Night with the NJ Devils!

UNICO National is proud to announce the 2nd Italian Heritage New Jersey Devils Hockey Night Tuesday, February 11, 2020. This year we have secured the first 120 tickets together so that Unicans can sit together. Tickets are in the 100s sections and will include a $10 concessions voucher and a custom UNICO/Devils T-shirt. Unicans will be able to take a group picture on the ice after the game and some lucky members will join the "High Five Tunnel" to greet the players as they hit the ice. Join President Frank and see him ride the Zamboni! Last year we had almost 150 people attend. It should be another great night to enjoy with your family and fellow members. Click the link for tickets.

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