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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.

The 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

Mission

The 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.

Vision

The 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

Officers

Elsa Steo, Chair
(Retired) Business Owner

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

Jeffrey W. Baker, Secretary 
(Retired) Attorney

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

Amy Cram, Immediate Past Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Bill Cram Chevrolet

Charles T. Graham, Founder
(Retired) Business Owner

 


Members

Charles Battle
President, Battle Construction

Nanci Bentley

Michael A. Coppola
Marketing Manager, Paychex, Inc.

Catherine Frangenberg
(Retired) State Farm Insurance Companies

Joan Grela

John Horvath
(Retired) Arthur Anderson

Robert 'Bob' Schick
President, Lyons National Bank

Diana M. Smith
Business Development Director, MRB Group

Joyce W. Weir, Ph.D.


Advisors

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

Betsy Kubiak
Owner, Sugar Hill Farm

Brian P. Meath, Esq.
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Constellation Wines US

 

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