2021 Signore and Signora of the Year


The Ulster County Italian American Foundation has named Bill Calderara, president and chief executive officer at Ulster Savings Bank, "Signore of the Year" and Mary Tuma, a personal trainer and former director of operations at the Ulster Performing Arts Center, "Signora of the Year."

Watch our video about Bill Calderara's Italian heritage:

Watch our video about Mary Tuma's Italian heritage:

Additional honorees include Bob Siracusano, president of Sawyer Motors, and Joe Concra, founder of the O+ Festival, for community service, and Kevin and Stephanie Reginato for the Italian Pride award.

All honorees were recognized at the opening ceremony at this year’s Italian Festival.

Read the press release to learn more:

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Tuesday May 17
May Dinner Meeting
6PM at Casa Milanese

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Thursday May 25
Italian Night Baseball
at Dutchess Stadium
HV Renegades VS Rome Braves

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Saturday, June 4
Trip to the American Italian Heritage Museum in Albany, NY

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Sunday July 10
Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Bus Trip

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View our May Event Calendar:

2022 Dinner and a Movie Schedule:

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2022 Community Grants

Our UCIAF 2022 Community Grant Informational Letter and Application are NOW available.

Ulster County Not For Profits are encouraged to apply for ONE of FIVE $500 grants.

Click here to learn more.

Applications are now open for our 2022 Educational Awards. Our $1000 Awards will be presented June 14th at our Annual Educational and Community Grants Awards Dinner at Diamond Mills.

Click here to apply now. 

UCIAF Members at the Kingston St. Patricks Day Parade 

(Photo courtesy of Mary Tuma)

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Stephanie and Kevin Reginato of “Reginato Ristorante” donated 2 Complete Meals….and Cannolis for dessert for UCIAF’s” Feed the Cast” project for the Festival of the Voice in Phoenicia.

Feed the Cast 1

Louis Otey, Creative Director for F of V,
Kevin and Stephanie Reginato

Feed the Cast 2

Fresh Tomato and Basil Salad

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Chicken alla Reginato


Each month UCIAF delivers a “Member Donated” complete meal to the Veteran’s Patriot House in Kingston.


Mary Tuma picks up August dinner from John Ioia Jr. at Michael’s Diner.


Mary delivers the “homemade dinner” to the Patriot House


Mary Tuma teaching her weekly fitness class at  the People’s Place new Empowerment Center.   She also  volunteers her services at the Ulster Count Office for the Aging and our local Salvation Army. All classes are free and  presented by the UCIAF Community Care Fund Outreach program, which provides for the needs of our community.

View or download our 2021 Sponsorship brochure:

Thank You, 2021 Sponsors!


2021 Educational Awards Sponsors

Joan Conti Lonergan
The Famiglietti Family
Dr. John & Barbara Ioia
Ron & Diane Russo


UCIAF’s Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Program on the cloverleaf of Route 9W and Delaware Ave., Kingston, NY