Steven & Ellen Egan
Longtime Riverside residents Steve and Ellen Egan have been longstanding and generous supporters of UCP Seguin. Through their significant contributions to UCP Seguin over the past 15 years, Steve and Ellen have championed our mission, helping to advance the independence of people with disabilities and their integration into the mainstream of society.
In 2000 Steve and his wife were first introduced to what was then Seguin Services by the late Robert “Mooney” Andreas and his son Byron “Scooter” Andreas. Through their family-owned and operated Robert Andreas & Sons construction business, the Andreas family had also been part of the Seguin family, starting in 1988 when the organization engaged them to work on a project for the agency. Since then, the Andreas family has consistently served UCP Seguin and its participants with disabilities in many ways, from making direct donations to securing sponsorships and other support from their family, friends and associates. One of those friends is Steve Egan.
Through his love of golf, Steve met Mooney and then Scooter Andreas. Since the Andreases have been active and integral parts of the UCP Seguin Golf Classic for years, they invited Steve and many others to become regular attendees. In addition to Steve’s bond to the UCP Seguin cause, Ellen had a personal connection – she grew up in Oak Park across the street from a family with a son who has been served by UCP Seguin for many years. While not impacted directly by a family member with developmental disabilities, the Egans have developed a strong affinity for UCP Seguin’s work, partnering with us enthusiastically to our carry our mission forward.
Steve, who is employed by the prestigious investment firm Oppenheimer, and Ellen see the value of donating appreciated stock certificates to charity. They have generously donated from their own stock portfolio regularly and contributed cash donations as well. In addition to their support of the Golf Classic, the Egans have attended UCP Seguin’s celebratory and fundraising Galas and purchased car raffle tickets. Their charitable contributions have a highly beneficial end result – much-needed financial backing for the innovative programs and services for people with disabilities served by UCP Seguin.
Steve and Ellen have also supported their local community through work in other organizations, such as the many local PTOs and the Riverside Police Pension Board. This openhanded couple deserves many thanks for their unwavering commitment to philanthropy, which has provided for our mission…and “life without limits” for the children and adults with disabilities we serve.