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

Our next meeting will take place at Barrels Authentic Italian Foods in Margate on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm. Please email giaquintoj@aol.com no later than Sunday, May 8 if you plan on attending so we can give Barrels an approximate count.

Thanks- Jim Giaquinto, President🇮🇹

Last call for dinner meeting RSVPs! Email giaquintoj@aol.com. See you Tuesday!

The UNICO Greater Atlantic City Chapter's Scholarship application is available on our web page under the Scholarships Menu.


🍝Thanks to all for a wonderful PASTA DINNER EVENT! The event turnout exceeded expectations!

We wanted to give a special shout out to the establishments and individuals that donated items to the event - please support those who support us!
📍Angeloni's Restaurant & ...Pizzeria,
📍Freddy J's Bar & Kitchen,
📍Russo's Liquor Store,
📍Williamstown Discount Liquor,
📍Santori's Produce and Deli,
📍Formica's bakery & Cafe,
📍BJ'S(Pete Giordano),
📍Angelo Longo
📍Bob Ruffolo of Princeton Antiques Bookshop

✅Mark your calendars for our next meeting at Sal's Coal Fired Pizza in Somers Point on Tuesday, April 12,2022.

Again, thank you. We truly delivered on our motto, "Service Over Self."

I’m back at Mike’s Pasta House in Northfield NJ for wonderful homemade pasta and meatballs. Superb. If you have never had great, authentic homemade pasta and real old world meatballs, give Mike's a try. With salad it was $18 plus $3 extra for the homemade pasta option. Good lunch spot.... They’re busy for dinner. And, the waiter was a UNICO scholarship recipient some years back. I hear that my friend Lou Lombardi is a regular at Mike's.

Last night we had a wonderfully delicious dinner meeting at Barrels Authentic Italian Foods in Margate. We will be back there in April if you’d like to join us! Two members have been taking Italian through the pandemic courtesy of IACE Italian Language Center and presented some cultural ...expressions for our group to guess! Great work ladies!!!

🍝We are now full steam ahead for our fundraiser in March - our Annual Pasta Dinner! Click on over to our event link
👉 https://fb.me/e/2qID9x4N8,
click “going” and then give it a share to help spread the word! Money raised helps support our charitable giving activities!!!

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.  


Over $20,000 Donated


Provide scholarships to youths that have gone beyond mere scholastic and civic goals. 


Over $738,000 Donated

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