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UCP of Suffolk's E-Newsletter
July 2015

Self Advocates Unite in Honor of ADA's 25th Anniversary 

Program participants celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA
Michal shows his support of the ADA
Participants march through the halls in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA
L to R: Anthony, president of the Self Advocacy Group with past President Jaquan
Maria supports the ADA
Time for cake
More than 50 individuals with disabilities gathered together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Americans With Disabilities Act at United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk Inc's (UCP of Suffolk) main facility in Hauppauge, NY on Wednesday, July 22nd.

UCP of Suffolk's Self-Advocacy Group, a group of more than 20 individuals with disabilities who seek to enhance their input into government policies, perceptions and services that affect them, hosted the successful event.

"This is a celebration for people with disabilities all over the world," Anthony, president of the Self Advocacy Group said. "Today is a great and very important day."

The event kicked off with a parade around the building in which participants chanted "Unity, Equality!" It also included skits performed by self advocates on the different aspects of the ADA, an open mic and a discussion on the Act.

"The ADA cannot be taken for granted," Jaquan, former president of the Self Advocacy Group told his peers. "We have to take control of our futures."

On July 26, 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law. This federal law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees them the same opportunities as Americans without a disability.

Save the Dates:

2015 Events


August 3rd


Fashion Show 
September 10


Walk &Wheel
October 3



Gala Dinner Dance
October 30th


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UCP of Suffolk Recognizes Its Generous Donors

As a way to say Thank You to our generous donors, UCP of Suffolk held a Donor Recognition Night at John W. Engeman Theater in Northport on June 25th. Attendees enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour followed by a performance of the musical, "The Producers." 

"Without the support of our donors, we would not be able to help create a life without limits for individuals with disabilities," Stephen H. Friedman, President and CEO of UCP of Suffolk said. "We are so appreciative of all that they do."

Thank You to the John W. Engeman Theater for hosting a wonderful night and to Bethpage Federal Credit Union, The Elena Melius Foundation and Marshall & Sterling Insurance for their friendship and support.
L to R: Andrew Corrado
 of Signature Bank and his wife Lucy, Robert Lozzi of AXA Advisors and his wife Kathryn, UCP of Suffolk Board Chair Thomas Pfundstein and
his wife, Maria.
L to R: Stephen H.Friedman, President and CEO, UCP of Suffolk, 
Joanne Ingham and Michael Ingham, UCP of Suffolk Board Member 

L to R: Julia Jenne of Utopia Home Care Inc., Marilyn Lowenberg and UCP of Suffolk Board Member
Thomas Lowenberg

L to R: Marie and Leroy Peppard

L to R: Janet Schmitt and UCP of Suffolk Board Member
Gerard Schmitt 

L to R: Savina Indelicato of Valley National Bank and Diane Caputi of Astoria Bank
An Artist's Touch 

UCP of Suffolk's amazing artists 
Thank You to Astoria Bank in Hauppauge for hosting a beautiful reception for "Brushstrokes: An Art Exhibit," which featured artwork from our wonderful artists!

Our staff, board members and artists along with their families enjoyed an afternoon of art, food and mingling.

"These artists are so talented," Stephen H. Friedman, President and CEO of UCP of Suffolk said. "Their artwork is brilliant and continues to get better over time." 

Pam poses near her painting 
Adrien shows off his beautiful artwork


UCP of Suffolk to Honor Longtime Supporter 
at 2015 Scramble 

David E. Herold
UCP of Suffolk will host its 2015 Scramble on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Nissequogue Golf Club in St. James, NY. New York Community Bank Foundation returns as the presenting sponsor. 

This year's event will honor David E. Herold of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman LLP. Mr. Herold has been a generous supporter of UCP of Suffolk and has been involved with the Scramble for years. "I'm impressed and moved by UCP of Suffolk's facility, staff and the
participants," he said. "I am honored to help in any way that I can."

Mr. Herold serves as a Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP in the Real Estate and Commercial Lending Groups. He represents institutional lenders financing multi-family and commercial properties and documenting credit facilities for middle market and small business borrowers with a focus on condominium associations and home owners associations. In addition to conventional mortgage financing, he has experience in a variety of lending transactions including: leasehold financing, mezzanine financing, receivable financing and lending to borrowers in connection with EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program projects. 

Learn more here.
Thank You to New York Community Bank Foundation for being the returning sponsor for the 2015 Scramble 

Save The Date: Luncheon and Fashion Show

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

The event, chaired by UCP of 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 of 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 of 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 of 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 of 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 

Distributed by the Office of Development and Public Relations 
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Suffolk, Inc.  
250 Marcus Blvd. Hauppauge, NY 11788
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