UCP of Sacramento and Northern California will hold its 19th annual Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner 6-9 p.m. on May 10 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Sacramento. The group, which empowers people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits, will honor 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.”
More than 500 people are expected to attend Sacramento’s premier humanitarian event, which has raised nearly $1.75 million for children, adults and families living with disabilities. Last year’s event raised $240,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, live and silent auctions and the Fund-a-Success.
Sample bids for this year’s Fund-a-Success live auction include $2,500 to help someone with a disability learn how to live independently, $1,000 to help children with autism become active members of the community and $500 to support horses in the adaptive horsemanship program for children and adults.
The silent auction includes vacation packages, winery tours, golf packages, poker night, sports suites and more. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Brooke Poggi at email@example.com or 916-283-8317.
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.