The International Bridal Manufacturers AssociationNEWS

PAULA VARSALONA, TREASURER OF IBMA, HONORED WITH THE JOSEPH P. CIANCI, ESQ. HUMANITARIAN AWARD

We are proud to announce that Paula Varsalona, the treasurer of IBMA, was honored with the Joseph P. Cianci, Esq. Humanitarian Award at a meeting of UNICO National in Las Vegas, NV.

Established in 1982, The Joseph P. Cianci, Esq. Humanitarian Award is awarded for exceptional dedication and service by an individual to mankind and is the most meritorious singular award that UNICO National may bestow on an individual. “The Cianci Humanitarian Award is granted to an individual who has demonstrated by word and deed a definite concern or and commitment to serving his fellow man. A person whose unselfish dedication has touched all people regardless of race, color, creed or national origin, the recipient of this award must have upheld, believed in and practiced the philosophical goals and objectives of UNICO National.”

Most recently, Ms. Varsalona Marino raised $50,000.00 for the Washington University, Medical School, Siteman Clinic, for nanotechnology research for the treatment of lung cancer, in honor of her mother, Dorothy Varsalona, distributed through the Jimmy V Foundation, UNICO National. She also facilitated a $2500.00 donation to be distributed through UNICO from the IBMA, for the relief of Hurricane Sandy Victims.

Paula Varsalona Marino is honored to accept this award for her long service to UNICO’s mission to serve not only its membership but the community at large.

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