The Cobbs Allen mission states that we are to always be out front for our clients, our employees, and our community. It is not just a tag line that we have on our website, as a company we strive to achieve this daily.

As part of this mission, it is our great privilege to support our community organizations. Recently, thanks to a nomination by Margaret Ann Pyburn, Cobbs Allen Executive Vice President, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance made a $5,000 donation to United Ability, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Birmingham on behalf of Cobbs Allen.

Margaret Ann has a deep passion and connection to United Ability. Since 1970, her mother Dot Renneker has been part of the women’s volunteer network. During her youth, Margaret Ann participated in their telethons by collecting money door-to-door in their neighborhood and delivering it to the telethon. Four years ago, it was her honor to join the Board of Directors for United Ability.

United Ability is unique in the state of Alabama, in that it provides a life-spectrum of programs and services designed to promote self-reliance, present choices, and improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities.  In 2019, through its ten programs, United Ability served more than 5,700 children and adults with all types of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, Down syndrome, Rett syndrome, limb loss/deficiency, closed head injuries, intellectual and developmental disabilities and more.

“There is nowhere else quite like United Ability in the state of Alabama, where infants to adults are served by caring professionals who deliver the best care for those with disabilities while striving to make sure a disability is neither defining nor limiting. It was an honor and a joy to nominate United Ability to receive the Liberty Mutual/Safeco grant,” said Margaret Ann.

Alison Berman, United Ability’s Chief Development Officer shared, “We are humbled by this extraordinary gift from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance. During this period of unprecedented uncertainty, United Ability is finding creative ways to remain connected with our participants and families living with disabilities. For Cobbs Allen to have submitted a special funding request to their partners on our behalf is a remarkable gesture that will help sustain our agency. Thank you, Cobbs Allen, for your steadfast partnership. Our gratitude cannot be measured.”

For more information on United Ability and their programs, please visit