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Ability Partners Foundation

In January 2015, CP Rochester/United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Rochester Area, Inc. and Happiness House/Finger Lakes United Cerebral Palsy, Inc. formed a passive parent corporation called Ability Partners, Inc. CP Rochester and Happiness House have a long history of providing clinical, therapeutic, educational, and residential services to people of all ages and abilities. By officially joining forces under this new parent corporation, the two agencies have developed even greater efficiencies which benefit thousands of adults and children with and without disabilities in the Finger Lakes and Greater Rochester regions. In 2016, Rochester Rehabilitation joined Ability Partners, Inc.

Ability Partners Foundation (previously known as the “Happiness House Foundation”) supports programs and services offered by three affiliated agencies: CP Rochester, Happiness House and Rochester Rehabilitation.


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Mission and Vision of Ability Partners Foundation


Ability Partners Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to raise and generate funds that will promote, support, and augment the continuation of long-term services for people with disabilities offered through CP Rochester, Happiness House, and Rochester Rehabilitation in the Finger Lakes and Greater Rochester areas including Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Wayne, Livingston, Monroe, and Orleans Counties.


Ability Partners Foundation will provide the necessary resources to ensure that all individuals receiving services through CP Rochester, Happiness House, and Rochester Rehabilitation will experience a community that is “Opening Doors and Enriching Lives” so that “What Happens Here Changes Lives Forever” and provides "Work. Wellness. Independence."


Ability Partners Foundation Board of Directors


Eileen Gage, Chair
V.P. Nursing Finger Lakes Health

Jeffrey W. Baker, Vice Chair 
(Retired) Attorney

Roy Beecher, Treasurer 
(Retired) Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Co.

Joyce W. Weir, Ph.D., Secretary 


Patrick Coleman
Training & Career Development Specialist, LeChase Construction

Michael A. Coppola
Marketing Manager, Paychex, Inc.

Amy Cram, 
Chief Executive Officer, Bill Cram Chevrolet

Lee Curtis
Senior Project Manager, The Pike Company

Paul Davidson,
Director of Product Management, Paychex, Inc.

Catherine Frangenberg
(Retired) State Farm Insurance Companies

Richard Hawks, Jr.
(Retired) VP, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.

Ann Kurz
Merchandising Support Analyst, Wegmans

Diana M. Smith
Business Development Director, MRB Group

Jeanie Smith
Chief Operating Officer, Pandion Optimiztion Alliance 

Elsa Steo, Immediate Past Chair
(Retired) Business Owner

Nick Testa
Managing Partner, UDN, Inc.


Gerald Archibald
Partner, The Bonadio Group

John Bartholf 
President, Relph Benefit Advisors

Ann Costello
Executive Director, The Golisano Foundation

Mark Gearan, Esq.
President in Residence, Harvard University

Charles T. Graham, Founder
(Retired) Business Owner

Betsy Kubiak
Owner, Sugar Hill Farm

Robert 'Bob' Schick
Chairman and CEO, Lyons National Bank


Ability Partners Foundation is a non-profit organization. A copy of our most recent financial report(s) may be obtained, upon request, by contacting us at 3399 Winton Road S., Rochester, NY 14623 or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, located at 28 Liberty Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Information on New York charitable organizations can be found on the New York Attorney General’s website (https://www.charitiesnys.com/) or by contacting (212) 416-8401. 

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