Southington UNICO announced that local certified public accountant and community leader Mike Fasulo is the 2015 Gold Medal of Honor recipient, the organization’s most prestigious honor.
Fasulo is a lifelong Southington resident and is the current chairman of the Southington Park Board. He has been a UNICO member since 1991 and served as president in 2005. Additionally, he has helped organize the Southington Italian-American Festival since its inception in 2004 and is a founding member of the Southington Drive-In Committee.
“UNICO’s Gold Medal of Honor is the ultimate form of recognition as it signifies that the recipient has followed a path in life that models the ideals of UNICO, namely ‘service above self,’” said Gold Medal Dinner Committee Chairman Nick Botsacos.
Fasulo graduated from Southington High School in 1977 and Boston College in 1981. He is a partner at Fasulo & Albini CPAs, which was founded in 1992 and is located in Plantsville, and has been married for 16 years to Cheryl Fasulo.
A parishioner at St. Thomas Church, Fasulo serves as a Board of Finance member and is an usher. He is also a Calvanese Foundation volunteer and has received many accolades for his community service work and dedication to civic and charitable endeavors.
Southington UNICO has awarded the Gold Medal to a distinguished citizen in the community annually since 1945. Past recipients have included Joseph LaPorte, Ralph Mann, William DellaVecchia, Andrew Meade, Gail DePaolo, Helen Henne, and Christopher Palmieri.
The three goals of Southington UNICO are service to fellow man and community, to foster and promote Italian heritage and to promote and support charitable educational projects.
Southington UNICO annually distributes about $30,000 to national and local charities, such as the Unified Sports and Theater program at SHS, the SHS Robotics Team and many more community initiatives.