UNICO National

Service Above Self
The Largest Italian-American Community Service Organization


Come out to a meeting and express your interest.  We have many activities throughout the year.  

April UNICO Meeting








22st Annual Columbus Day & Tom Cetrone Memorial Golf Tournament








Sponsor Program

Your sponsorship helps the chapter assist many young High School graduates afford their college education.  Additionally, we give to organizations like the Jimmy V Foundation, ALS, etc.

How You Can Get Involved

Call (609)-241-9109 to Donate Or Contact Us to Get Involved

Buon Giorno. Our annual AC Boat Cruise will take place on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Cost is $20 per person. You can pay on the evening of the cruise. Drinks, including soda, beer and wine are cash only and must be purchased on the boat. As per last year, Angel Pettinato, is picking up the cost of ...the buffet dinner in honor of her late husband, Paul. I am sure you join me in thanking Angel for her generosity. There will be no agenda or formal meeting that evening as this is a social event for members, family, and friends. Please arrive at Gardner's Basin between 7:00 - 7:15 pm. The cruise will depart at 7:30 pm and return at 9:30 pm. Please e mail me by Thursday, August 11, 2022 if you plan on attending. Include the total number in your party when responding. I look forward to seeing many of you on the 16th. - Jim Giaquinto

Good morning. For those of you attending tomorrow night's meeting, feel free to arrive beginning at 6:00 pm. We'll have a brief meeting at 6:30 pm and enjoy food from Carluccio’s. Cost is $20 per person. As always, you'll have time to enjoy the antique cars. Thanks - Jim ...Giaquinto
1. Flag Salute
2. Prayer
3. Secretary's Report
4. Treasurer's Report
5. Foundation Scholarship Event - Input

UPCOMING UNICO EVENTS (click “interested” or “going” to each event on our Facebook page for continued info and updates)
* Tuesday, August 16 - AC Boat Cruise / Cost is $20 per person, catered by Carluccio's, cash bar, arrive no later than 7:15 pm, cruise 7:30-9:30 pm
* Tuesday, September 13 - UNICO Meeting - Little Italy, Northfield
* Saturday, September 17 - ALS Walk - Ocean City
* Tuesday, October 11 - UNICO Meeting - Sal's, Somers Point
* Monday, October 17 - Tom Cetrone Memorial Golf Tournament - Greate Bay Country Club, Somers Point
* November UNICO Meeting - Date and Venue TBD
* Saturday, November 19, Jerry Blavat Event - Quaramba Hall, Atlantic City
* Sunday, December 11 - Christmas Brunch - Smithville Inn

The Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation, Inc. proudly awarded 5 four-year $1000 scholarships and 2 one-year $1000 community service awards at the UNICO National - Greater Atlantic City Chapter's Summer Scholarship Dinner last night. That $22,000 brings our chapter total of ...scholarships to over $900,000 given since inception. We couldn’t do this without the support of our generous donors and sponsors. Thank you and congratulations to our celebrated students!!

Be part of our wonderful organization by joining our next meeting on Tuesday - https://fb.me/e/2ADz1ctrg

Shout out to our final sponsor, Atlantic County Commissioner Amy Gatto @commissioner_amy_gatto! Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all things Atlantic County.

Let's celebrate Livia Pino of Absegami High School! She was thoroughly involved in her community, participating in many extracurriculars and service events. She was elected captain of her school’s lacrosse and field hockey team along with winning an ...MVP award. She also served as historian of her local Future Business Leaders of America chapter, and won the first place title at the NJ FBLA State Leadership Conference. She is proud of her Italian heritage and will continue to exhibit this through her accomplishments. Livia will be attending Rutgers University where she will be studying Finance.
She will be honored at the UNICO Summer Scholarship Dinner on July 14th!
#CelebrateWithAShare 😊🇮🇹

Very grateful for another generous sponsor of our scholarship dinner this Thursday! Thank you Aerodimeo! Visit www.aerodimeo.com for more information!

Let's celebrate Jack Keenan of Egg Harbor Township High School! He enjoys basketball, golf, and attending sporting events. He volunteers his time to the Atlantic City Fire Department charity called Fill the Boot. He has also volunteered at his local ...food bank and UNICO. He will be attending Atlantic Cape Community College and intends to transfer to Rowan University working towards a degree in Business and Sports Management.

He will be honored at the UNICO Summer Scholarship Dinner on July 14th!
#CelebrateWithAShare 😊🇮🇹

Thank you to another sponsor and supporter - 🌟Norman Goos 🌟

We are in the home stretch until our Summer Scholarship Dinner! We are grateful for our chapter president and his wife - another longtime sponsor and supporter! 🌟Thank you James and Annette Giaquinto!🌟

UNICO National – “Join Us!”

What We Do

UNICO National is a service organization of Italian Americans established in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1922 to “engage in charitable works, support higher education, and perform patriotic deeds”. According to its website, it is the “largest Italian American service organization in the USA”. At that time of its founding, the trial of anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti were in the news, and many stories fostered a belief that Italian Americans were loyal primarily to their homeland. UNICO was founded to show that Italian Americans were loyal to America first and held no allegiance to Italy except through cultural traditions.

Unico is the Italian word for “unique”, chosen to represent the one-of-a-kind nature of the organization. The word has since become a backronym which stands for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, Opportunity.

Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation

Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation.

UNICO is the largest Italian American service organization in the nation. Our proud motto is “Service Above Self.” Our Greater Atlantic City Chapter has been serving the community for over 38 years. In that time, the chapter has given scholarships to countless high school seniors to assist them in pursuing their college education. Since the chapter’s inception of its scholarship program, the Greater Atlantic City Chapter has distributed over $700,000 in scholarships.

If you decide to support us, your tax deductible contribution would help provide scholarships to youths that have gone beyond mere scholastic and civic goals.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to support the Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation.


Ongoing Causes

The Walk to End ALS

The ALS Association is an American nonprofit organization that raises money for research and patient services, promotes awareness about and advocates in state and federal government on issues related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  


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