Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Award-winning mom to speak to 500 at our Humanitarian Dinner!

Many of you will remember Catalina Rodriguez, the amazing mother of Isaac, who passed away from complications of cerebral palsy at 18 months old and inspired Caty’s project that raised $7,800 for UCP.

On May 10, Caty will speak to more than 500 guests at our Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner!

She will speak about her experience as a teen mother who lost her baby and how she dedicated her senior project to raising awareness and funding for cerebral palsy.

Since beginning her project, Caty has won multiple awards for her work. She was named the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals California Capital Chapter at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon last November. In September 2011, she was named a Local Hero by Bank of America, and in the same month, was a top 10 finalist for Most Influential College Student at the national Stay Classy Awards. Last spring, she received the Youth Volunteer Award at Community Services Planning Council’s People Helping People Awards Luncheon and received the Youth Volunteer Spirit Award from the Volunteer Center of Sacramento. 

We hope you will buy tickets to this event and help us honor Isaac’s phenomenal little spirit and Caty’s beautiful love for her baby boy as we raise funds to empower people with developmental disabilities to live life without limits!

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