United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Florida, Inc.
June 30, 2011
I have been involved with UCP for several years. I've seen the organization grow by leaps and bounds, helping more and more families every day. The board is engaged and supportive of the innovative ideas that have made UCP so impactful in our community. UCP is respected and looked upon as a leader in the non-profit sector. The staff at UCP has a work ethic unlike I have ever seen. These executives, teachers, therapists, accountants and support staff are admirable. I look up to them. Yes, they create miracle for families minute by minute. To me, that is expected. What is not expected is their amazing level of stick-to-it-tive-ness and their never give up attitude. Budget cuts, poor economies, competitive hiring environments, you name it - these people are strong willed and committed. When you see that, it gives you faith and belief in the work that they do, not just in the faces of the beautiful children, but in the team that makes the miracles happen.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
helping my community by serving on the Board and as Board Chair. It's a level of pride that is hard to describe.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give them more money and force the government officials to spend time with our teachers, parents and children so they would make better decisions for the future of our state.
Board Member & Served on the Board for 10 years.