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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Wednesday, January 12
Board Meeting

Valentines Day Celebration
Diamond Mills, Saugerties, NY

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Open to the Public by Reservation Only, All  Current Covid Protocols to be strictly followed. Cost is $40 per person, all-inclusive /Cash Bar

Live entertainment by the very popular Michael Dell and Maria Hickey. Bring your Dancing Shoes.

A Special Love Story told by Karen Pillsworth.

A  real  Italian Feast including an authentic large Italian Antipasto with fresh steamed mussels, choice of 2 salads and bread at your table, two fresh pasta options, three Italian entrees and  tempting desserts with coffee or tea. Also special wines by the bottle at $30.

A Special 50/50 Raffle with cash and several other nice prizes. Also our popular $10 per bottle Wine Grab on the way out.
And there are always a couple pleasant surprises at our UCIAF Dinner Meetings.
It promises t be an enjoyable and entertaining at Diamond Mills.

View our January Event Calendar:

Nick Metta Esq on Tutto Italiano


Click here to Listen to Nick Metta Esq. discuss Italian Citizenship and owning Real Estate in Italy on Tutto Italiano

Valentines Day Celebration

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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

Feed the Cast3

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