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Every donation helps! Thank you for your support.


Reher Rolls Revival

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Support the Reher Center and People's Place

Bread pick-ups at Reher's Bakery

Tickets Required! Click here to Visit the Eventbrite ticket registration link

See flyer for more info:


Tuesday 03/09
UCIAF Board Meeting 5:30 PM

Sunday 03/14
Reher Rolls Revival
Bread pick ups at Reher's bakery
11AM-1PM Live Entertainment by Ulster County AOH Fife and drum band
More information to follow

Sunday 03/21
Special Easter Bread Making
Virtual Event 3:00 PM

Educational Awards Applications
Deadline: Friday, 04/23/21
Click here for info

Community Grants Applications
Deadline: Monday, 05/03/21
Click here for letter
Click here for Application

April TBD UCIAF Highway cleaning

Easter Bread Class

Sunday March 21, 3:00 PM

Via Zoom, featuring special guest Celia FlorCruz. $15 Registration per screen,
see flyer for more details: 

Click here for an Easter Bread recipe and an essay on Easter Bread

Visit our new Recipe Page

Visit our expanded Video Library

Ulster County Italian American Foundation

Help Support the UCIAF

There are several ways to support the Ulster County Italian American Foundation. Donations are always appreciated of course, but we would love to have you join UCIAF so that you may enjoy the full benefits of membership; and a membership makes a great gift for the Italian American in your life.

We're always in need of sponsors, vendors and volunteers for our events, especially the Italian American Festival each October.  Please join us in celebrating our heritage!

Sign up for UCIAF Updates

We’ll keep you up to date on the upcoming meetings, festival, and other events and news.  We will send out an occasional email with this information – never too much – and we will NEVER share your information with anyone else.

peoplesPlace FD

Left to right: Lucy Stagich, Deb Tampone, Mary Tuma, Les Lombardi


On Saturday February 20 UCIAF Volunteers collected $900 in Donations and 7-8 Full Shopping Carts of Non Perishable Food Items for People’s Place at Shop Rite. This is part of the Foundation’s Community Care Program to support the community.
THANK YOU to ALL our Volunteers:

Les Lombardi
Deb Tampone
Anthony Tampone
Tony Marmo
LeeAnn Marmo
Phyllis Tabler
Rich Schiafo
Joe Famiglietti
Lucy Stagich
Mary Tuma


Left to right: Anthony Tampone, Lee Ann Marmo, Giuseppe Famiglietti, Tony Marmo



Although the weather outside does not look like it, Spring is on the way bringing some hope of a slow return to normalcy as we prepare for our important March 9 th Board Meeting and plan the remainder of our 2021 events. Volunteers are the life blood of our Foundation. Without our hardworking members, we would not have been able to support the large number of activities during the Pandemic. Because of the local need, our Community Care Program has reached out to both individuals and groups to provide over $6,000 in support. We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:


Tony Marmo has volunteered to “chair” this committee, but we need 3-4 members to help with the work. Definitely a computer person with knowledge of Microsoft Excel and 2-3 others for ongoing recruitment and follow-up on lapsed members.


We are looking for 2-3 members to coordinate our growing Merchandise Sale, Car Wash Tickets, and some new fundraisers.


Presented with new challenges this past year without a large Festival, this group still raised over $25,000. The Foundation initiated a “One Ask Annual Sponsorship Program” that incorporates the Festival, our Calendars, Educational Awards, and Community Grants. Tony Marmo and Nina Postupack have been doing this since the founding of UCIAF. We need additional member support in this area.


We would like to add 1-2 members to help Nick Alba, Gina Sottile and Cathy Benham with our media outlets. Specifically, to generate Press Releases and information articles about UCIAF on a regular basis.


We always have room on these committees for new members that want to be involved in planning and coordinating our many events. Some specific areas include cooking videos, recipes, calendars, movie nights, programs, and a video project about our “Strong Roots.”


Lastly, we will be putting together our 2022 Board Nominations this Fall and will have some vacancies. Now is the time to become involved in some way. Our Foundation is only 5 years old, has almost 300 members, has a popular weekly radio show “Tutto Italiano”, and does amazing work in our community. Check out Please reach out to me to become more
active in UICAF. I can help “channel” your interests and use your talents.


“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ash


I look forward to hearing from you.

Les Lombardi/Alessis
UCIAF President / 914-388-9652

Thank You, 2021 Sponsors!


2021 Educational Awards Sponsors

Joan Conti Lonergan
The Famiglietti Family