Pam & Steve Kawohl
Pam Kawohl has been a committed volunteer and donor to UCP Seguin for the past sixteen years, bringing a wealth of support to benefit people with disabilities through multiple means. She has made great efforts to introduce those she knows to the organization, including her husband Steve Kawohl, her friends and her co-workers at McDonald’s. Pam’s sincere kindness and consideration has led her to organize a group of her co-workers at McDonald’s corporate offices to support UCP Seguin by providing families and children in UCP Seguin’s Foster Care program with gifts and meals for various holidays. This same group has contributed educational supplies for the annual Children’s Foster Care annual “Back to School Fair”. Over her long years of involvement Pam has used her special talents in the beautification of many UCP Seguin owned homes and other properties. With frequent assistance of volunteers from McDonald’s, she has led efforts to design and landscape several group homes across the Greater Chicago area. Her team has also done exterior painting and completed routine yard maintenance. As a result of Pam’s work, UCP Seguin participants reside in beautiful homes within neighborhoods that fully accept and include them. Pam and Steve have also spread the word of UCP Seguin’s exemplary work on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities. For example, they linked UCP Seguin with the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program on Chicago’s lakeshore allowing several UCP Seguin participants to enjoy the thrill of sailing on Lake Michigan. In addition, they introduced their friend June White to UCP Seguin and have hosted an annual bowling party with June for the last five years, netting $5,000 or more in annual proceeds to benefit the people served by UCP Seguin. Pam and Steve have also shared their own treasure generously, regularly making financial donations to help UCP Seguin sustain its innovative services.