Thank You Children’s Board of Hillsborough County

UCP is proud to have been awarded a Technical Assistance grant by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC). This grant has enabled us to significantly upgrade our technological capabilities throughout the agency.

We are thankful to our continued partnership with the CBHC and the assistance they provide us that helps us provide high quality programs and services to the children, adults, and families of Hillsborough County.

Summer Care 2017 in Full Swing at UCP of Tampa Bay

Summer Care is in full swing thanks to continued support from United Way Suncoast. Children who are involved in quality summer programs, have access to books, and are supported with appropriate reading instruction are able to maintain the skills acquired during the school year. THAT is why providing academic opportunities for low income children is a part of United Way’s innovative Summer Care program.


Thank You United Way Suncoast!

Thank you to the United Way Suncoast for providing summer care for students with disabilities and their siblings during this summer. This allows their parents the opportunity to continue working while their children learn, cultivate new friendships and make lasting memories. Thank you for your continued support of UCP of Tampa Bay. The feedback we get from the children and families reaffirms what a great opportunity this is!



Thank you United Way of Hernando County

Thank you United Way of Hernando County for another year of funding to United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay’s Early Intervention Services!

Early Intervention Services provide emotional support, guidance, and coaching to help families of developmentally delayed or disabled children, age’s birth through three years of age. An early intervention specialist will design the child’s goals to optimize their functioning ability and potential, promote healthy family relationships, independence, and community inclusion.

Thank you for allowing us to continue to serve the children and families of Hernando County. We value your continued support.



Congratulations J. Richard Gunderman, M.D.

Congratulations to J. Richard Gunderman, M.D. on receiving the Tampa East Sertoma “Service To Mankind Award” 2015.

Dr. Gunderman, a local pediatric Neurologist, has supported UCP of Tampa Bay as a Board Member and Philanthropist for over 32 years.Dr. Gunderman’s Charity Golf Tournaments have raised over 10 Million dollars for UCP’s programs and services. He has been a true asset to only UCP of Tampa Bay, but the entire Tampa Bay Community.

Congratulations on a well deserved award!

Dr. Gunderman Service to Mankind

Give Day Tampa Bay

We are thrilled to announce our participation in Give Day Tampa Bay!

What is Give Day Tampa Bay? Give Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour, online giving event held on May 5, 2015 which is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bayand Florida Next Foundation to grow philanthropy in the Tampa Bay area. This initiative will provide new opportunities for individual and corporate philanthropy, bolster charitable giving to the Tampa Bay region’s nonprofit community, and heighten awareness of the region’s entire nonprofit sector.

The national day of local giving that will be held in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough and Hernando counties on May 5, 2015. This is a really big opportunity for our community and for UCP of Tampa Bay, Inc. We will be joining more than 100 communities across the country to raise millions of dollars for the greater good.

We are partnering with area nonprofits, businesses and community members to raise funds for local needs. The giving website makes it easy, safe and fun to give to organizations already doing essential work in our community.

Here are four simple ways you can help:

Contact us for more information, or visit our giving website at We would love to talk about how you can get involved.

One Single Day – that will make a lasting impact!

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 – We are working to raise significant funds that will have an impact for a lifetime…

Everyone can be a philanthropist. We are asking every person in the community to get behind this effort. Large and small gifts will combine for big impact. It’s time to think big and live a life without limits.

United Way Summer Care Funding Approved

United Way of Tampa Bay has once again approved funding for our Summer Care program. UCP wants to say Thank you to United Way for providing this wonderful opportunity for children with disabilities and/or their siblings.

This Summer Care program is designed for children 5 – 12 years of age, with a disability. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents of a child with a disability who have limited options on summer placement for their child(ren). The summer care experience will provide a fun filled summer of learning and social opportunities for the child while their parents or caregivers are able to maintain employment. United Way has three goals for the program:

1. To provide free full-time child care during the summer for low-income families
2. To provide financial education to the parents
3. To address summer learning loss disparities of low-income children

The caregivers of the participants are required to attend two financial literacy classes prior to the summer care program’s starting dates. The dates and times of these classes are to be announced soon.  Our summer care program will run Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The camp will begin on June 8 and run through August 20, 2015.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

For more information or to enroll your child, please call Ann Michalski at

(813) 239 – 8538.

Turkey Trot Thank You

Thank you to all of our sponsors; Westcoast Brace and Limb, Value Pawn and Cookie Garcia of Garcia Produce! Our event would not have been such a success without the support of our sponsors and the runners/walkers. Thank You
On behalf of the staff and clients of UCP of Tampa Bay, Inc., we thank you for your generous support of UCP’s “Life Without Limits 5K-Turkey Trot” . We are thrilled that our event was well attended and such a success. We were touched by all the community support from our excellent volunteers from Plant High School! Also, thank you to everyone who participated in the run/walk , you were all awesome. Everyone’s generosity and support allows UCP of Tampa Bay to continue providing valuable programs and services to over 1500 children, adults, and families each year and strengthens our mission of guiding and assisting families and individuals with any disability or other barrier to achieve their full potential, resulting in community inclusion and independence. 

Thank You Turjey Trot