COMMUNITY LEADERS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HONORED AT UCP LAND OF LINCOLN ANNUAL MEETING
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Land of Lincoln’s Annual Meeting, hosted by Board Chair, Lori Williams, was held on Thursday, November 21, 2013. One hundred and seventy people were in attendance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, honoring organizations and individuals for their significant contributions to UCP.
UCP Land of Lincoln honored: Qik n Ez Convenience Stores, “Outstanding Corporate Support;” Honorable Leo Zappa, “Outstanding Board Member;” Bill Newton, Jim Mack, and Barney’s Furniture, “Special Recognition;” Springfield School District 186; “Outstanding Community Partner;” Gary Reynolds, “Outstanding Telethon VIP;” The Herron Family, “Outstanding Telethon Team;” Kathy Althoff and Leslie Leach; “Outstanding Volunteer;” Ace Aldridge and Jared Cordum, “Outstanding Camp Volunteer;” The Hope Institute, “Employer of the Year;” Kim Cookson, “Gene Schneider Leadership Award;” Gregory Esper, David Dailey Community Employment Award;” Cynthia Cowell, “Donna Newton Employee of the Year;” Staff Service Awards were given to Johnathan Jordan, Eric Swartz, Christine Dovine, Carrie Lynom, Joshua Howardson, Christian Mehl, Richard Walden, Cassandra Colon and Bob Stacy , “5 Year Service Award;” Yourlanda Hill, Paula McKay and Leanna Frye, “10 Year Service Award;” Rene Fein, “20 Year Service Award;” and Ron Brown “25 Year Service Award.”
United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln provides services to 645 individuals and their families with various disabilities in Central Illinois. Services include job training and placement, assistive technology, summer camps, residential support, day services, case management and advocacy.
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UCP Land of Lincoln would like to thank the community for their support of the 2014 Telethon held on Sunday, January 26, 2014. UCP raised $366,908. Over 250 volunteers staffed the phone banks in Beardstown, Bloomington, Carlinville, Decatur, Lincoln, Pawnee, Pleasant Plains, Springfield, Taylorville and Virden. The proceeds from the Telethon will help children and adults with disabilities live a Life Without Limits.
Jill Egizii and Paul Wappel hosted the six– hour Telethon with special guest hosts:
WICS morning and midday meteorologist, Joe Crain; former WICS news anchor, Julie Staley; WFMB morning talk show hosts, John Spalding & Andi Brooks; WICS anchor/reporter Liz Foster and Executive Director for the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Gus Gordon.
ADM, Davis Financial Group, Green Toyota, Levi Ray and Shoup, Inc, Geo. A. Mueller Distributing - Miller Lite, Staley Family Foundation and Hardee’s.
American Ambulance, Brandt, Qik N Ez , CEFCU, Nelson’s Catering and American Business Club.
Boondocks, Bunn, Crowne Plaza, Dr. & Mrs. Ted Sunder, Drake N Scruggs, Illinois Lottery, Nicoud Insurance, The State House Inn, Roland Machinery, Perterman Financial Group, Walmart and Zara’s Collision Center.