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
Elsa Steo, Chair
(Retired) Business Owner
Richard H. Hawks, Jr., Vice Chair
(Retired) VP, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.
Jeffrey W. Baker, Secretary
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
President, Battle Construction
Michael A. Coppola
Marketing Manager, Paychex, Inc.
(Retired) State Farm Insurance Companies
(Retired) Arthur Anderson
Robert 'Bob' Schick
President, Lyons National Bank
Diana M. Smith
Business Development Director, MRB Group
Joyce W. Weir, Ph.D.
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
Brian P. Meath, Esq.
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Constellation Wines US