Thomas Gugliotti | Avon Chapter of UNICO International
UKS Hartford principal and Avon resident Thomas A. Gugliotti has recently found a new (for him!) charitable organization to join – and one that fits Tom’s Italian-American heritage and local involvement! The Avon Chapter of UNICO International is part of the nearly 100 year old Italian heritage organization, whose moto is “service above self”. UNICO International is the largest Italian American service organization in America, founded in 1922 in Waterbury Connecticut, and which now has chapters throughout the United States. Through its 501(c)(3) UNICO Foundation, UNICO works to promote donations to various organizations that support scholarships, veterans, aiding the underprivileged, mental health programs and other health-support organizations. Avon UNICO (which stands for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity and Opportunity; translated from the Italian word meaning “unique”) has a special relationship with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and in particular CCMC’s Children’s Infusion & Outpatient Dialysis Center, for which it has raised and contributed nearly $70,000 since 2013.