Land of Lincoln
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Land of Lincoln’s Annual Meeting, hosted by Vice-Chair of Administration of the Board, Pete Cavanagh, was held on Thursday, November 20, 2014. One hundred sixty people were in attendance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, honoring organizations and individuals for their significant contributions to UCP.
UCP Land of Lincoln honored: ADM, “Outstanding Corporate Support;” Judy Sunder, “Outstanding Board Member;” Mike Mannion, “Outstanding New Board Member,” Tom Marantz, “Outstanding Trustee” NUDO; “Outstanding Community Partner;” Gary Reynolds, “Outstanding Telethon VIP;” The Herron Family, “Outstanding Telethon Team;” Sandy Moynahan; “Outstanding Volunteer;” Claire Farnsworth and Hali Pace, “Outstanding Camp Volunteers;” Pepsi, “Employer of the Year;” Walter Lovell, “Gene Schneider Leadership Award;” Tristan Watts and Merle McConaha, “David Dailey Community Employment Award;” Richard Winston, “Donna Newton Employee of the Year;” Staff Service Awards were given to Peter McGuan, Shymeka Kerr, Connie Vervynck, Paul Fee, Becky Cole, Richard Pooler, Ronald Finley, Lester, Ramsey, Beth Ann Nestler, Haleigh Houston, and Sarah Westfall, “5 Year Service Award;” Kenyada Boyd, Michael Pietras, Casidy Dodd and Julie Holman “10 Year Service Award;” Char Fanning, and Jennifer Niebrugge “15 Year Service Award;” and Rebecca Ketchum-Knoop “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.