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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Sunday, August 7
Family Day Picnic and Bocce

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Sunday, September 11th
Bus trip to the Ferragosto Festival

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Trip to Ravello, Italy

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2022 Dinner and a Movie Schedule:

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This year’s UCIAF’s Memorial Day Food Drive collected two car loads of food, and delivered an additional $950 donation to Ulster County Community Action. Eliza and Jan from Community Action received our ‘big check’ from UCIAF members Tony Marmo (President/Co-founder), Anthony Tampone (1st Vice President), Mary Tuma (Community Car Coordinator), and Deb Tampone (Board Member at Large).


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