About Cedar Grove Unico

UNICO means "Unique" or "only one of its kind". The acronym signifies U-unity, N-neighborliness, I-integrity, C-charity, and
O-opportunity to serve. Our Cedar Grove chapter of UNICO was founded in January 1986. Since then, our membership has seen excellent growth. While our membership is comprised of Americans of Italian ancestry, or whose spouses are of Italian descent, our dedicated activities are directed toward the betterment of our entire community.

The following are just a few of the educational and community services we support:

Cedar Grove Fire Department
Cedar Grove Rescue Squad
Human Needs Food Pantry
Scholarships for Cedar Grove Students
St. Catherine's Parish and School
North End School
South End School
Memorial Middle School

Wounded Warrior Project

In addition to providing scholarships, the Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National supports the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, St. Jude's Children Hospital, and Cooley's Anemia Research. These are among the national causes we have supported over the years. 


Executive Board (L-R) Will LaRusso Treasurer, Steve DeStefano Vice President, Cheri DiPrenda Sgt. at Arms, Pat DeFrancisci President, Amy Tufaro Ex. Vice President, Tom Perri Secretary.