UCP raises $250K for people with developmental disabilities
Five hundred people raised $250,000 at UCP of Sacramento and Northern California’s 19th annual Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner on May 10.
UCP of Sacramento and Northern California, which empowers people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits, honored Chevo Ramirez, regional vice president of Wells Fargo Foundation for the Northern and Central California Region. The Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to individuals who have displayed a passion for life and a desire to work toward enhancing the lives of others.
“Chevo has made a profound impact on our community through his work with the Wells Fargo Foundation,” said Doug Bergman, president and CEO, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California. “He has donated resources to empower the many children, adults and families in our community who need support. He works hard to ensure that everyone has opportunity in the face of barriers such as disability, gender and race, and he inspires others with his positive influence.”
Each month, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California serves 2,600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter and Yolo counties. Programs include adaptive horseback riding, UCP’s Autism Center for Excellence at Sacramento State, adult day programs, independent living services, transportation and in-home respite care for families. For more information, visit www.ucpsacto.org.
Disclosure: Kristin Thébaud is the marketing and PR consultant for UCP of Sacramento and Northern California and works with numerous local nonprofits and companies that give back to the community.