UCP Honors Circle K

United Cerebral Palsy presents Circle K with its Chair Award at its 2011 Annual Conference.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) presented Circle K with its Chair Award in recognition of a partnership that has spanned three decades and seen the convenience store chain donate tens of millions of dollars to the charity during the 2011 UCP Annual Conference.

The Chair Award is UCP’s highest honor and is given by the Chair of UCP’s National Board of Trustees for exemplary commitment to UCP’s mission. This was a part of UCP’s annual Awards for Excellence, presented to UCP affiliates, individuals and companies whose exceptional activities, achievements and dedication exemplify the UCP mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through its affiliate network.

UCP presented the 2011 Chair Award to Jason Broussard, vice president of the Circle K Gulf Coast Region, and to Darrell Davis, vice president of the Circle K Florida Region. Since 1984, Circle K has made a profound difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Through the company’s canister program, special events and cause marketing efforts, Circle K employees have literally transformed thousands of lives and donated more than $40 million to UCP’s efforts.

 “We know that Circle K’s philanthropic efforts make significant contributions in the communities where they have a presence, but for UCP, Circle K has been a central part of advancing the civil rights movement for people with disabilities,” Bruce Merlin Fried, chair of UCP’s National Board of Trustees. “Few companies can claim that level of impact. We applaud Circle K for not only transforming lives but making a long-term commitment to UCP.”

“Corporate partnerships can have a dramatic impact on the work of organizations like UCP,” said Stephen Bennett, president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy. “But the partnership with Circle K goes beyond a partnership; it has literally been a cornerstone experience for thousands of Circle K employees for decades and the efforts of those employees have forever changed the lives of thousands of people with disabilities around the nation.”

 

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