UCP Of Sacramento And Northern California Raises $306,000 At Humanitarian Of The Year Award Dinner
Annual fundraiser empowers people with developmental disabilities
Six hundred people raised more than $306,000 at UCP of Sacramento and Northern California’s 20th Anniversary Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner on May 16.
UCP, which empowers people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits, honored Jeff Einhorn of NonProfits’ United and John Frisch of Cornish & Carey Newmark Knight Frank. The Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to individuals who have displayed a passion for life and desire to work toward enhancing the lives of others.
“John and Jeff are incredible and have given back to countless organizations in this community through their service,” said Doug Bergman, president and CEO, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California. “Jeff helped us start this event 20 years ago and has dedicated so much of the last 25 years to the field of developmental disabilities. John has helped numerous nonprofits raise millions of dollars and has sat on multiple boards and committees for some of our community’s top organizations. We are grateful for the profound difference they make, and it was fitting that we honored them in this anniversary year.”
Sacramento’s premier humanitarian event has raised more than $2 million for children, adults and families with developmental disabilities since its inception. The event included the award ceremony, gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and a presentation by a UCP client who is now able to live independently.
Each month, UCP of Sacramento and Northern California serves 3,300 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.