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Congratulations to all the awardees!
UNICO National is proud to announce that Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman of ESPN & Sports Content, received the Special Achievement Award at the 99th Annual Convention & Awards Gala on July 30 in New Orleans. Sal Paolantonio, ESPN national correspondent, presented the award at the Gala, which celebrates Italian American heritage.
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Geraldine Lipari Mental Health Grant was
presented to Focus on Autism, Canton, CT.
UNICO Foundation check presentation by Foundation Chair Chris DiMattio to the American Italian Cultural Center in New Orleans.
The Queensboro Chapter welcomes new members.
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.