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.
As a result of the formation of Ability Partners, Inc., the Happiness House Foundation joined with CP Rochester and Rochester Rehabilitation to create the Ability Partners Foundation.
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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 “What Happens Here Changes Lives Forever” in a community that is “Opening Doors and Enriching Lives.”
Ability Partners Foundation Board of Directors
Amy Cram, Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Bill Cram, Inc.
Elsa Steo, Vice Chair
Vice President, Pomco
Roy M. Beecher, Treasurer
Charles T. Graham, Founder
Jeffrey W. Baker, Secretary
Robert 'Bob' Schick, Immediate Past Chair
President, Lyons National Bank
President, Relph Benefit Advisors
Margaret M. Clark
Retired Administrator Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield
Michael A. Coppola
Marketing Manager, Paychex, Inc.
Claims Manager, State Farm Insurance Companies (retired)
Richard H. Hawks, Jr.
Vice President, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.
The Lilliputian Foundation
Joyce W. Weir
Partner, The Bonadio Group
Executive Director, The Golisano Foundation
Mark Gearan, Esq.
President, Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Owner, Sugar Hill Farm
Brian P. Meath, Esq.
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Constellation Wines US