That's a Wrap! UCP's Gala Was a Success!

Dear Friends,

That’s a wrap and what an incredible event it was!  Thanks to everyone who played a part in making UCP of Central Florida’s 20th Annual Gala, An Evening at the Palace, a great success. Generating almost $400,000 for support, education and therapy programs for children with and without special needs, this year’s Gala was the best ever thanks to the support of so many!

None of our success would be possible without the support of so many. Join us in thanking our Presenting Sponsor, Republic National Distributing Company; our Creative Sponsor, Fishback Dominick; and our Production Sponsors, Walt Disney World® Resort, PSAV, Freeman, and Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa. With thousands of dollars in cash sponsorships and in-kind donations, these companies truly make the Gala a dream come true. We couldn’t have done it without them!
A special thank you also goes out to the hundreds of volunteers who dedicated their time and talents in support of UCP.

With the ballroom transformed and our guests filled with passion and commitment for our cause, the energy level was high. We are humbled by the support and enthusiasm. The dollars generated will help us touch the lives of so many children with and without disabilities who need our support.

As we plan for next year’s event on March 15, 2014, please take a moment to complete our event survey. It will help us make next year’s event even better.

Warm Regards,



Dr. Ilene Wilkins
President and CEO
UCP of Central Florida



It’s All About the Children!

UCP of Central Florida’s, An Evening at the Palace, is all about the kids. The proceeds from the evening will help UCP further our commitment of providing the best support, education and therapy for children with and without special needs in Central Florida. On behalf of the children we serve, their families and our team members, thank you for supporting UCP.



Volunteers Make the Difference

It’s the support of hundreds of volunteers and countless hours of their time that transforms the ballroom at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa into a magical, beautiful Gala event. Join us in thanking our volunteers for their commitment and passion for UCP!


UCP’s An Evening at the Palace financial and in-kind sponsors directly impact the proceeds to fund support, education and therapy services that benefit more than 3,000 children and families each year. Thanks to each of our sponsors for making An Evening at the Palace one of the best Galas ever!


Presenting Sponsor


Creative Sponsor


Production Sponsors

These incredible companies dedicate endless hours to planning and orchestrating the show you see tonight. It is because of their commitment and donation of time, resources and goods that more dollars directly benefit the children who attend UCP. Join us in thanking each of these sponsors for making UCP shine so bright.




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Beverage Sponsors

All the beverages from An Evening at the Palace were donated by the following sponsors. As a result of their generous donations, UCP was able to dedicate more of the dollars raised directly to the support, education and therapy programs provided throughout the year at UCP.