Giving Back

The 5th Annual Santa Project Party & Auction benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City

New York, New York, December 18th, 2014 – The 5th Annual Santa Project Party & Auction benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC), one of the largest disability nonprofit organizations in the U.S., was held Wednesday, Dec. 10th at Clarkson Restaurant in the West Village.

Beyond the core programs and services UCP of NYC delivers year round, proceeds from the Santa Project Party & Auction help fund the expansion of UCP of NYC’s Children’s Education Program to 80 West End Avenue and holiday gift cards for children with disabilities in UCP of NYC’s programs.

The Santa Project Party & Auction was co-hosted by Tamsen Fadal, four-time Emmy award winning anchor of PIX 11 News, & Mike Woods, meteorologist for Fox 5’s “Good Day New York.”

Co-Chairs of the Santa Project Party & Auction were Javier Gomez, abstract photographer; Camilla Barungi, entrepreneur & model; Scott Stanford, Emmy award winning lead sports anchor PIX 11 News & host WWE; and Isiah Whitlock Jr., co-star of the HBO series “Veep.”

In addition to a strong showing of support from a diverse young professional crowd, the event drew celebrities and guests from Wall Street, architecture and design, fashion, film, television, and music.

In addition to the co-hosts and co-chairs, other VIPs attending the event included: Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City; Teresa Priolo, reporter, FOX 5’s “Good Day New York”; Ines Rosales, reporter, FOX 5’s “Good Day New York”; Mr. G, PIX 11 News award-winning weathercaster; Blake Morgan, musician, singer-songwriter, music producer, and record label owner; Janita, singer-songwriter; Melissa Giges, singer-songwriter; Richard J. Graziano, president and general manager of WPIX-T; Sheila Lennon, senior vice president, marketing & development, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.

About United Cerebral Palsy of New York City:

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the fifth largest U.S. health organization. In New York City, UCP of NYC is a leading nonprofit provider of direct services, technology, and advocacy to children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. UCP of NYC offers a breadth of more than 75 comprehensive programs including medical, clinical, educational, technological, residential, and rehabilitative services to over 14,000 individuals and families annually. The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

For more information on UCP of NYC or to donate to The Santa Project, please visit www.ucp.org.