United Cerebral Palsy, Inc.

aka UCP,   |   Washington, DC   |  http://www.ucp.org

Mission

Mission: To advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) and it's affiliates educate, advocate and provide support services to people living with wide ranges of disabilities to ensure a life without limits for themselves and their families .

UCP and its 68 affiliates have a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with a broad range of disabilities by providing services and support to more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities.

For nearly 70 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers, UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to dream their own dreams, for the next 70 years, and beyond.

Ruling year info

2006

CEO/President

Mr. Armando Contreras

Main address

1825 K Street, NW Suite 600

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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Formerly known as

United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.

United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.

EIN

20-3568840

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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My Life Without Limits

My Life Without Limits, MLWL, previously known as Brave Kids, provides an online support community and an aggregate source of information that relates to the needs and interests of individuals with a range of disabilities. For more information, please visit www.BraveKids.org.

Population(s) Served

Conduct leadership briefings for affiliate staff and volunteer leadership that includes policy briefings, governance issues, marketing, development and affiliate network support. Facilitate four regional meetings for the affiliates in the Spring and Fall providing a forum for affiliates to share information in a peer to peer manner, gain support from UCP leadership and share best practices. Provide quarterly topical conference calls related to specific topics open to all affiliate staff and board members. Conduct an annual meeting for the membership of the organization held annually at the three day annual conference of affiliates. Provide support to affiliate leadership in strategic planning, governance, succession planning and on-boarding of new leadership. Provide opportunities for affiliate convenings around specific topics that include managed care, employment of people with disabilities, research and the value of mergers, collaborations to increase operational efficiencies. Provide support for affiliates to provide services that encourage and provide opportunity for people with disabilities to live a Life Without Limits.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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United Cerebral Palsy, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/13/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Diane Willush

UCP of Georgia

Term: 2016 -

Michael Burke Director of Real Estate

Convene

Ruth Gullerud Retired - Executive Director

UCP of West Central Wisconsin

Melvin "Chip" Hurley Director

Berkeley Research Group

Linda Maguire Vice Chair

Maguire Associates

Christobel Selecky Consultant

ZIA Healthcare

Eric Hespenheide Retired

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Rick Forkosh Retired - CEO

UCP Heartland & UCP, Inc.

Stephen DeBiasi Chief Executive Officer

OrthoWilmington

Pablo Chavez Vice President of Policy

LinkedIn Corporation

Jeanne De Sa Principal

Healthsperien

Cheryl Hines Actor/Comedian

Mike Meadors Account Executive

WKMG CBS News 6

Ouida Spencer Broker

Realty Associates of Atlanta

Glenn Harger President & CEO

UCP of Mobile

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No