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UCP of Suffolk's E-Newsletter
April 2015

Paying It Forward 

Van donated to UCP of Suffolk 

UCP of Suffolk received a wheelchair accessible van and two motorized wheelchairs donated from State Farm and was presented with the van at a ceremony at Scotsman's Collision in Mount Sinai on March 26th.


State Farm originally donated the van to Little Sisters of the Poor and the organization in turn donated the van back to State Farm for UCP of Suffolk. Working with the Long Island Auto Body Repairmen's Association (LIABRA), National Auto Body Council (NABC), Scotsman Collision, and State Farm, the vehicle was transported from Pennsylvania to Long Island and refurbished for donation.


The van will be used by UCP of Suffolk's Residential Program to transport individuals with disabilities to appointments and community events. The two motorized wheelchairs will be used at UCP of Suffolk's Health Center in Central Islip.


"We are so appreciative of this wonderful donation which will greatly benefit our individuals in many ways," Stephen H. Friedman, President, CEO of UCP of Suffolk said.  "It is through the generosity and support of all parties involved that we can continue to provide Life Without Limits for people with disabilities."

Thank You to everyone involved

Save the Dates:

2015 Events


Golf Classic
June 1st


August 3rd


Fashion Show 
September 10


Walk &Wheel
October 3


Chili Cook Off

October TBA


Gala Dinner Dance
October 30th


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Dancing the Night Away

Staff, students and participants dance the night away
UCP of Suffolk staff and program participants put on their dancing shoes to enjoy an evening out with students at Long Island University-CW Post Campus. Students from the University's Interfaith Center hosted its fifth annual semi-formal dance for individuals with disabilities on March 26th. 

Over 100 individuals served by UCP of Suffolk's Residential Program participated in this fun-filled event.


Reyna Romero, Vice President of the university's Newman Catholic Community said that the school loves hosting the event.

"I think it's amazing and it's one of our favorite and biggest events," she said. "The individuals love it and it's really like a prom for them."


"I think it's just wonderful," Terry Wilson, Recreation Therapist of UCP of Suffolk said. "Their interactions with the students are fabulous and we are so grateful to the school." 


A Stroke of Beauty  

Some of our amazing artists
Bethpage Federal Credit Union hosted a beautiful reception for "Brushstrokes: An Art Exhibit," which features artwork from UCP of Suffolk program artists! We are thrilled to mention that three of the paintings in the exhibit were sold.

The artists had a wonderful time mingling and showing off their beautiful creations. 


UCP of Suffolk artist Rolf with UCP of Suffolk Board Member Gerard Schmitt, Vice President of Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Elan Pelliccia and Lori Malley of Bethpage Federal Credit Union  

UCP of Suffolk artist Pam shows off her painting 
UCP of Suffolk Board Member Gerard Schmitt expresses his gratitude to UCP of Suffolk artists

UCP of Suffolk Hosts First Casino Night


All bets were won! Over 150 friends and supporters of UCP of Suffolk gathered at The Larkfield in East Northport, NY on April 16th for the organization's first Casino Night. More than $50,000 was raised in support of the programs and services that UCP of Suffolk provides to almost 3,500 individuals and their families each year.


The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception and was followed by a fabulous buffet dinner and a Viennese hour.  Guests had the opportunity to try their luck at various casino games including blackjack, roulette, craps, poker and the slots.


 "We are thrilled with the wonderful turnout and the money raised during this first-time event," Stephen H. Friedman, President, CEO of UCP of Suffolk said. "It could not have been done without our amazing Casino Night Committee and our friends and supporters. We are looking forward to hosting an even more successful event next year."


Guests have a fun-filled evening
Casino Night Committee Member LuAnn Commisso of Bridgehampton National Bank (third from right, back row) and guests 
Casino Committee Member Javier Evans of Astoria Bank (right, back row) with guests 
Casino Committee Co-Chair Andrew Corrado of Signature Bank (center) and guests place their bets
The Pfundstein Family
L to R: Richard Zammillo, UCP of Suffolk Director of MIS, Janine Klein, UCP of Suffolk Chief Financial Officer, Norma Friedman and Stephen H. Friedman, President, CEO of UCP of Suffolk 
UCP of Suffolk to Honor Board Member at 
Annual Golf Classic

Lawrence Levy

UCP of Suffolk will present its 26th Annual Golf Classic, sponsored by Arch Insurance Group on Monday, June 1st at Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head, NY.

UCP of Suffolk is pleased to honor Lawrence Levy, Executive Dean, National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University and a UCP of Suffolk Board Member since 2010. He works especially close with the University's strong academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study, including a new Sustainability Studies degree. He has forged research alliances with other academic institutions, including Columbia, Cornell, Boston College, Virginia Tech, New York University and others, as well as not-for-profit groups, businesses and government agencies and has promoted the importance of studying suburbs nationwide.

Learn more here.

Thank You to Arch Insurance Group for being the returning sponsor of the 26th Annual Golf Classic 
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