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
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.
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
Richard H. Hawks, Jr., Chair
(Retired) VP, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.
Jeffrey W. Baker, Vice Chair
Roy Beecher, Treasurer
(Retired) Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Co.
Joyce W. Weir, Ph.D., Secretary
Elsa Steo, Immediate Past Chair
(Retired) Business Owner
Charles T. Graham, Founder
(Retired) Business Owner
President, Battle Construction
Family Engagement and Outreach Coordinator in Western and Finger Lakes Region, New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative
Michael A. Coppola
Marketing Manager, Paychex, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, Bill Cram Chevrolet
Senior Project Manager, The Pike Company
Director of Product Management, Paychex, Inc.
(Retired) State Farm Insurance Companies
V.P. Nursing Finger Lakes Health
(Retired) Arthur Anderson
Brian P. Meath, Esq
Diana M. Smith
Business Development Director, MRB Group
Partner, The Bonadio Group
President, Relph Benefit Advisors
Executive Director, The Golisano Foundation
Mark Gearan, Esq.
President in Residence, Harvard University
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 10 East Main Street, Suite 304, Victor, NY 14564 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.