Jay Kapp Honored with National Volunteer Award
Jay Kapp, president of Kapp Koncepts, received the Ethel Hausman Volunteer of the Year Award at the United Cerebral Palsy Association Annual Conference in San Diego on April 26th.
This prestigious award recognizes one volunteer in the United States whose efforts have made an outstanding contribution to UCP and to the quality of life for people with disabilities. UCP celebrity ambassador Cheryl Hines presented the award at a banquet attended by some 200 guests, including many of Kapp’s family members.
Jay has been a UCP of Georgia volunteer for over a decade, currently serving as Board Vice Chairman. He plays a leadership role in fundraising efforts, and provides marketing expertise and support through Kapp Koncepts, a web design and marketing firm he founded in 2001.
In addition to his work on behalf of United Cerebral Palsy, Kapp has done volunteer work for Dunwoody Homeowners Association, Dunwoody Preservation Trust, Murphey Candler Little League, Chamblee Parks & Recreation, and Dunwoody Soapbox Derby.
“Direct care organizations like United Cerebral Palsy are typically understaffed and often need extra support. As a volunteer I believe it is an obligation to help fill that gap, to enable UCP to carry on its very important work,” said Kapp. “I had a sister with cerebral palsy, and it is rewarding to know that my contributions help other families caring for loved ones with disabilities.”
About United Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services through an affiliate network to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Together with nearly 100 affiliates, UCP has a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities by supporting more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities. For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers, UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to dream their own dreams, for the next 60 years, and beyond. For more information, please visit www.ucp.org.
About United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia
United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia (UCP of GA) is one of the largest organizations in the state of Georgia offering services for children and adults with disabilities. Services include community living supports, after school and out of school child care, adult day supports, medical services, advocacy and more. UCP of GA serves more than 500 individuals and families throughout Georgia on a daily basis, and spends 85 cents of every dollar received on direct services, making it one of the most cost efficient charities in the nation. For more information, please visit www.ucpga.org.
Photo (L to R): Jay Kapp, UCP Celebrity Ambassador Cheryl Hines and Jenniffer Kapp
Photo Credit: Maria Older