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UNICO Highland
Beach Chapter

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Tuesday, September 3, 2024

The Highland Beach Unico Scholarship application is available. CLICK HERE to download.

The Unico National Scholarship application is available. CLICK HERE for full details.

The Largest Italian American Service Organization in the United States

"Service Above Self"

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What is UNICO?

UNICO was founded on October 10, 1922 in Waterbury, Connecticut. A group of 15 men, led by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola, came together to create what has become a very special and very proud organization. It was Dr. Vastola's dream to create an Italian American service organization to engage in charitable works, support higher education, and perform patriotic deeds... click here to read more...

U - Unity
N - Neighborliness
I - Integrity
C - Charity
O - Opportunity

Message from our President

In the summer of 2014, my friend Rosaria Gismondi called and asked if I'd like to join an Italian American charitable organization named Unico. I was reminded of my childhood in western Massachusetts. In the 70's, in the small town of East Longmeadow, Unico was thriving with Porchetta dinners at local churches along with golf outings and raffles. The East Longmeadow Unico chapter continues to give back to the community just as the Unico Founder, Dr. Vastola envisioned when he began the organization in 1922.

In my 10th year as a member of the Unico Highland Beach Chapter, I am honored and privileged to be of service as president. We have an exciting chapter active in fundraising with a Cigar Night in January, a Spring luncheon in March, and monthly meetings at Arturo's Restaurant in Boca Raton. Throughout the year, well attended events including raffles and games benefit the worthy causes the organization supports.

Very grateful to Lisa Marie Conte Browne for her service as our latest president. I pledge to follow in her footsteps as well as our past board and presidents to continue making Unico Highland Beach Chapter a top charitable organization of Unico National.

Please join us at our next event.

Upcoming Events

New members being sworn in at 10/3/23 meeting.

Latest News

June 4, 2024 Scholarship Night

New Scholarship Recipients

The 2024-2025 new scholarship recipients in the photo (left to right) include Jacob H. Grimaldi, Ryan Patrick Lessa Koch, Gail Guy, Isabella Mae Mazza, and Marcia Caruselle Amore.


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Board Members

Mike Federico

Michael Mikulewich
Vice President

Rosaria Gismondi

JoAnne Rioli Moeller

Joseph Coconate

Frank LoRe
District Governor and PCP

Copyright 2024 - UNICO Highland Beach Chapter

335 East Linton Blvd.
Suite B-14 / PO Box 2058
Delray Beach, FL 33483

We are a Registered 501 (c) 3 organization.