Frozen Highways Trapped Some of Atlanta’s Most Vulnerable People

January 29, 2014 at 8:00 am

Seven Clients of a Cerebral Palsy Group Were Stuck in the Storm

By Valerie Bauerlein, The Wall Street Journal

Armed with only a few mini-bottles of water and a bag of candy kisses in her purse, wellness coordinator Vontana Atkins waited out the storm with her clients—five men with developmental disabilities—for more than 20 hours.

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Jay Kapp Receives Ethel Hausman National Volunteer Award

August 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

kapps-with-ucp-celebrity-ambassador-cheryl-hines-2013-jpg-1.480.320.sUCP of Georgia Board Member Jay Kapp was honored with the Ethel Hausman Volunteer of the Year Award.

The award is given to one volunteer in the United States whose efforts have made an outstanding contribution to United Cerebral Palsy and the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. Jay received the award at the United Cerebral Palsy Association Annual Conference in San Diego on April 26, 2013. Continue reading

Kroger Rewards

August 12, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Shop At Kroger? Your Purchases Can Help Raise Funds for UCP of Georgia

kroger-community-rewards-logo.480.453.sUCP of Georgia is participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, a great opportunity for our supporters to help raise funds for critical services UCP provides for more than 500 children and adults with disabilities and their families every day of the year. Continue reading

Laura Heise Honored at Nonprofit CFO of the Year

May 31, 2013 at 8:00 am

Saving nonprofit funds motivates Heise

By Tonya Layman, Atlanta Business Chronicle Contributing Writer

Laura Heise-BS-750For Laura Heise, serving as chief financial officer of United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia Inc. is more than just watching every penny that comes in and goes out. It is about serving a purpose that makes the lives of clients better.

As the organization serves adults with developmental disabilities, Heise works to guide the finances, ensuring the money is spent wisely so that more services can be provided.

“In a nonprofit there is never enough money,” she said. “You have to run everything as tight and efficiently as humanly possible. My folks here do that ó we run very lean. We really have to finagle things and watch expenses so we can make the money go as far as it can.”

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