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UCP of Suffolk's E-Newsletter
August 2015

A Vehicle of Expression

Our talented artists
Michelle works on her flowerpot
Leroy puts the finishing touches on his work
Amanda mixes her colors 
Janine creates a beautiful work of art
Rolf perfects his masterpiece
The Brushstrokes Program at UCP Suffolk helps to foster remarkable creativity from artists with limited communication or physical abilities. The program, in which more than 25 individuals participate, offers an avenue for artists to express their thoughts, feelings and dynamic personalities.

Many of the artists have been painting for years while others have painted for a few months. Most hold brushes by hand, while others use their head pointers or other adaptive devices.

Each artist has his or her own distinct style and vision, and whatever their favorite medium (acrylic, watercolors, or pen and ink) or skill level, their works affirm the power and passion of individual creativity.

The artists have displayed their works at local exhibits and auctions, and have entered juried shows and won awards. Some paintings have been featured in UCP Suffolk calendars, holiday and note cards, and gifted, by the artists, to special friends of the organization. The artists are currently painting flowerpots that will serve as centerpieces for the 2015 Luncheon and Fashion Show at Oheka Castle on September 10th.

Artist Rolf said that the Brushstrokes Program has been beneficial to himself and to his fellow painters. "It helps us express ourselves through the arts and helps everyone to become more creative."

Save the Dates:

2015 Events


Fashion Show 
September 10


Walk &Wheel
October 3



Gala Dinner Dance
October 30th


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UCP Suffolk's Luncheon and Fashion Show Is On Its Way

Our wonderful models from the 2014 Luncheon and Fashion Show
It's almost here! Enjoy a fabulous afternoon of fashion, food and fun at UCP Suffolk's 2015 Luncheon and Fashion Show at Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY on Thursday, September 10, 2015.

The event, chaired by UCP Suffolk Board Members Colleen West-Levy and Kim Smith, will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by a delicious buffet luncheon and the fashion show.

Male and female models comprised of UCP Suffolk program participants, family members, and committee and board members will strut down the runway in the latest fall fashions from White House Black Market, Marshs of Huntington and Vanilla Sky.

Steve Harper and Leeana Karlson of the K 98.3 FM Morning Show will serve as celebrity guest

Proceeds from the event will support UCP Suffolk programs and services to help create a life without limits for individuals with disabilities.

For more information on tickets and sponsorship visit or contact the Development Department at  631-232-0015. 
Join Us For The 6th Annual 5K Walk & Wheel 

And they're off!! More than 600 people attended UCP of Suffolk's 2014 5K Walk & Wheel 
Join UCP Suffolk for its 6th Annual 5K Walk & Wheel at Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Proceeds from the Walk & Wheel will support vital programs and services which help create Life Without Limits for people with disabilities.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union returns as presenting sponsor, with additional sponsorship support provided from M&T Bank, Estee Lauder Companies, TD Bank and New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc.

"We decided to do a walk and wheel rather than a race because we wanted to include all of our program participants, friends, family members and employees in demonstrating what we mean by life without limits for people with disabilities, and I can't think of a better way," said Stephen H. Friedman, UCP Suffolk President and CEO.

Ways that YOU can help to create a "Life Without Limits":

Get Involved:  Participate in something special by gathering friends, family, co-workers and forming a team that will make a difference. Whether your team walks, donates or volunteers, you'll be helping to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities. Challenge members of the team to raise the most money! A little competition is always good and our 3,500 individuals with disabilities will be cheering you on! To start a team click here.

Sponsor: Your company or employer can benefit from positive community exposure and a tax write-off while helping to make a difference. If you sponsor with an in kind gift such as food, drinks or goody bags, you can make a significant impact by reducing expenses and allowing more of the money to directly benefit our mission! For sponsorship info click here.

Donate: Can't make the walk? Consider making an outright donation to support UCP Suffolk.
No donation is too small to help create a "Life Without Limits" for people with disabilities! To make a donation click here

Volunteer: Hand out food, cheer on participants, set up registration...We need You! Contact the Development Department at 631-232-0015 to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. 

Spread the Word: Share info with your friends, family, staff  and coworkers via social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter).        

For more information visit or contact the Development Department at 

Thank You to Bethpage Federal Credit Union for being the returning sponsor for the 6th Annual 5K Walk & Wheel 

UCP Suffolk to Present The Life Without Limits Gala

Sherri Glazer, Principal of The Children's Center with student Julianna, UCP of Suffolk Board Member Colleen West-Levy, Enright Court Reporting, Inc. (front row) L to R: Chris Schaefer, The Schaefer Agency, Inc., Karen Martin, Connoisseur Media, Brian Stone, M & T Bank, Brian Marksohn, We Transport/Towne Bus Corp and Robert Lozzi, AXA Advisors (back row)
The Life Without Limits Gala Committee visited our Children's Center this month! The committee spent the morning looking in on classrooms and interacting with the adorable students after a meeting about an elegant event, The Life Without Limits Gala.

The 2015 Life Without Limits Gala will take place on Friday, October 30th at Flowerfield in St. James, NY. This year's event will honor Dawn Hargraves, Esq. of Quatela, Hargraves & Chimeri PPLC and M&T Bank. 

Don't miss an elegant night that will benefit our programs and services for over 3,500 individuals with disabilities. 

For more information on tickets visit: or contact the Development Department at 631-232-0015. 
UCP Suffolk Scramble Raises Over $120,000 

More than 120 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day of golf, food and networking at UCP Suffolk's 2015 Scramble at Nissequogue Golf Club on Monday, August 3, 2015.

This year's event honored David Herold, a partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman LLP in the Real Estate and Commercial Lending Group. Mr. Herold has been a generous supporter of UCP Suffolk and has been involved with the Scramble for years. The 2015 Scramble raised over $120,000 and all proceeds go directly to support the programs and services provided by the agency to over 3,500 individuals with disabilities annually. Robert Tils, Esq., of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP returned as Chair of the Scramble Committee.

"UCP Suffolk is delighted to have recognized David Herold for his longstanding friendship and support of our agency's mission to create life without limits for people with disabilities," Stephen H. Friedman, President and CEO of UCP Suffolk said.

"We are so very appreciative to The New York Community Bank Foundation for returning again as our presenting sponsor," Friedman said. "We would also like to thank Bridgehampton National Bank, Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, Toni and David Herold, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, Lexus of Smithtown, Briermere Pies, Manhattan Beer Distributors and Diageo for their wonderful support."

L to R: Stephen H. Friedman, President & CEO, UCP Suffolk, UCP Suffolk Board Member Jim Manseau, Bridgehampton National Bank, Scramble Committee Chair Robert Tils, Morritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, Honoree David Herold, Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman LLP, Toni Herold and UCP Suffolk Board Chair Thomas Pfundstein, Bridgehampton National Bank 
L to R: Honoree David Herold, Mark Kraehling, Capital One Bank, UCP Suffolk Board Member Robert Bernard, Capital One Bank and Robert Tils
L to R: Philip Santoli, Marian Conway, Executive Director, New York Community Bank Foundation & Scramble Presenting Sponsor with guests Linda Louis and Kennetha Pettus

Chris Schaefer, The Schaefer Agency, Inc. with his daughter, Natalia
L to R: UCP Suffolk Board Members Thomas Lowenberg, Fuller Lowenberg & Co., CPAs, Gerard Schmitt, Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Larry Levy, Hofstra National Center of Suburban Studies
L to R: UCP Suffolk Artists Rolf and Michal

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