The Easter Seals UCP Foundation was started by former Board President of United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina, Mort Congleton, in May 2000. After the merger of UCP North Carolina and Easter Seals North Carolina, the foundation was renamed The Easter Seals UCP Foundation.
The mission of the foundation is to ensure adequate long-term funding for the high quality programs and services that Easter Seals UCP provides to children and adults with disabilities in North Carolina. The Easter Seals UCP Foundation provides individuals, corporations and foundations with a wonderful vehicle through which they can make gifts that will help sustain Easter Seals UCP programs and services long into the future. These gifts may include cash, checks, stocks, bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, and charitable trusts.
The Foundation is comprised of the General Fund and two restricted funds; the Carli Snell Fund and The Col. W.W. Stevens & Emily Inscoe Stevens Endowment. Each year the Easter Seals UCP Foundation Board can make interest income distributions of up to 5% from each of the named funds and the General Fund.
Easter Seals UCP has used these funds to partner with the Developmental Disabilities Training Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Developmental Disabilities Training Institute has had a long history of collaboration with ESUCP to promote training of all levels of staff in various person-centered approaches with an emphasis on providing training on The Council of Quality and Leadership's Personal Outcome Measure.Carli Snell FundThis fund was established by the Raleigh law firm of Kirby and Holt in honor of Carli Snell, who was born with cerebral palsy. Distributions from this fund are to provide children living outside Greater Mecklenburg County with early intervention (center without walls) services and therapies for unfunded or under-funded services. The Col. W.W. Stevens & Emily Inscoe Stevens EndowmentThis was funded with a bequest and was established to help fund clinical and applied research. These funds can be applied to educational materials, curriculum development or determining what therapies work best as long as follow-through is conducted in the provision of services. Gifts to the Foundation can be either restricted or unrestrictedUnrestricted Outright Gifts or Planned Gifts less than $50,000 are directed to the General Fund of the Easter Seals UCP Foundation. Restricted Major Gifts or Planned Gifts $50,000 or greater can be directed into the Easter Seals UCP Foundation as a named fund. Donor gifts of less than $50,000 can be pooled in honor or memory of an individual(s) or be applied to an existing named fund. Types of gifts that can fund the Easter Seals UCP FoundationOutright Gifts
Goal of Easter Seals UCP FoundationTo grow the balance of the General Fund of the Easter Seals UCP Foundation so that it generates significant interest income each year that becomes the initial funding for the annual budget of Easter Seals UCP.
If you know of any companies, foundations, individuals, consumer families, or volunteers who would be interested in making a sustaining investment in our wonderful, life-changing programs and services, please call Bob Frazier at 919-865-8634.
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