UCP Raises $220,000 at Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner

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United Way California Capital region certified nonprofit partner UCP of Sacramento and Northern California raised $220,000 with the help of nearly 600 people at the18th annual Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner on April 6.

UCP of Sacramento and Northern California, which empowers people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits, honored Sarah Krevans, president of Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. The award is given to individuals who have displayed a passion for life and a desire to work toward enhancing the lives of others.

“Sarah has been an outstanding leader in this community,” said Doug Bergman, president and CEO, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California. “She has worked to ensure more people have access to health care, and she was instrumental in renovating a local playground to ensure it was accessible to children of all abilities. She is a positive role model and very deserving of this year’s Humanitarian of the Year Award.”

The dinner also included a Fund-a-Success live auction and silent auction to support UCP programs.

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 and Sutter counties. Programs include Saddle Pals 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. The group has a high efficiency rate with 91 cents of every dollar going directly to programs. For more information, visit www.ucpsacto.org.