The UCP of NYC 70th Anniversary Gala was held Thursday, March 9th at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. CEO Edward R. Matthews announced in a keynote speech that UCP of NYC would be renamed ADAPT Community Network. The Gala marked the official launch of the new brand.The UCP of NYC 70th Anniversary Gala was co-hosted by Tamsen Fadal, Anchor of PIX 11 News and Mike Woods, Meteorologist, Fox 5’s Good Day New York. Susan Lucci, Emmy® Award-winning actress Edward R. Matthews, and Donna Hanover, Former First Lady of New York City, made special appearances at the Gala.
Other VIPs attending the gala included: Loreen Arbus, Beverly Bond, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Liza Huber, Donna Hanover, Teresa Priolo, Marty Hausman, Sheila Lennon, Steve Lacy, Teresa Priolo, Lamar Goering, Greg Easterly, John Muller, Kori Chambers, Jessica Belucci, Maysoon Zayid, Pierre LeVeaux, Scott Kramer, Michelina Mandarano, Javier Gomez, Stacey Tisdale, Lori Sokol, Camilla Barungi, Alyson Cambridge and Andy Peeke.ADAPT Community Network (formerly UCP of NYC) is the leading not-for-profit agency and a pioneer in providing programs and services that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. For over 70 years, ADAPT Community Network has created a more inclusive world for New York City children and adults with a variety of challenges. ADAPT Community Network’s breadth of over 100 comprehensive programs include education, health, technology, residential, and recreational services for thousands of individuals and families annually.