May 2017 - In This Issue:
New Leader...New Vision
It's Official

Effective May 1, Judith McCowan assumed the reins of UCP Central PA.  A nonprofit veteran with 30 years of transformational leadership experience in early childhood, education, inclusion and disability services, Judith brings a new style of leadership, a new energy, and most significantly, a new vision for the organization.

The announcement that ran in the May 4 Central Penn Business Journal serves as a quick introduction to Judith and gives an overview of the impressive array of knowledge, skills and abilities she brings to UCP.

Judith has spent the past several months working through an informal transition period. During that time, she traveled from program location to program location across UCP's 17 county footprint, learning the intricacies of UCP's complex program and service offerings and developing an understanding of the obstacles faced by our operations teams. She also became familiar with UCP's organizational structure, financial models, and the people who make it all work for our consumers. 

It's time to bowl!

On Friday evenings, LifeFit participant JD Lutz bowls. And celebrates just a little! Check out his moves on the lane - click the image on the right to watch a video clip.
Who's a collector?!

UCP/Harrisburg Senators Sports Memorabilia Auction
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Carousel Pavilion, City Island
Doors open at 8:45 am
Live Auction at 10:00 am

Truly something for every sports fan of any age! The 31st Annual Sports Auction will feature live and silent auctions, buy it now items, raffle drawing, and more. There is no entrance fee and the event is held rain or shine (since we're under cover of the Pavilion)!

Additional Sports-Auction related activities include:
  • Family Night and Raffle at Underdog's on May 23
  • Auction items on display at Strawberry Square from June 5 through 16
  • Bob 94.9 radio auction June 14
  • WHP580 radio auction June 15, 7:30AM

Join the fun, and help raise funds for UCP's life-changing programs at

Upcoming Events

Family Support Services Picnic
June 29
5:30 PM
Adventure Zone Playground, Mechanicsburg
UCP/SchmidtKramer Golf Tournament
August 7
11:00 AM
Carlisle Country Club, Carlisle

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It is the shared mission of UCP Central PA and the UCP Foundation of Central PA to assist infants, children, youth, and adults, with disabilities and their families, achieve their goals of development, growth, independence, and full citizenship.