Aubrey Wiest

A Positive Change – Board Member Stacie Hernandez

Board member, Stacie Hernandez, mother of four and an educator at St. Monica Catholic School, has been a supporter of the Joseph Maley Foundation since its inception. She and her family have spent years volunteering and advocating for the Foundation. Keep reading to learn how JMF has impacted Stacie and her family over the years, and why she continues to come back as a board member, year after year.

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Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Tom Spreacker

Tom Spreacker, JMF board member, has utilized the peer-to-peer fundraising model in the past for JMF. Keep reading to find out what Tom’s plan is to meet his fundraising goal this year, and how you can meet yours too!

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Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Barb Bates

Barb Bates is a board member at the Joseph Maley Foundation, and has been a frequent fundraiser for the Run, Walk, Roll. Keep reading to learn how Barb has successfully utilized the model of peer-to-peer fundraising, and find out what her tips and tricks are to reach your fundraising goal!

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Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Julie Friedman

Want to try your hand at peer-to-peer fundraising, but not sure if you want to do it on your own? The Joseph Maley Foundation’s Run, Walk, Roll provides the option for individuals to register as a team while fundraising. This method allows you to utilize not only the connections that you have, but the connections of your team, which in turn brings awareness for your cause to a greater audience! Julie Friedman, Director of Programs at the Joseph Maley Foundation, has used this method of peer-to-peer fundraising for years now, and she has some great insight on the process. Keep reading to learn more!

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Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Jordan Kyle

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a major component of the Joseph Maley Foundation’s annual Run, Walk, Roll. The peer-to-peer fundraising model allows for an individual to raise funds for the cause of their choice, by utilizing the relationships they have built in their personal, work, and social groups. When you register for the Run, Walk, Roll, you have the option of registering as a fundraising participant – both as an individual fundraiser, or as a team fundraiser. This week we will be sharing with you a set of mini-blogs by past and present Run, Walk, Roll fundraisers, who will provide insight on the process, and tips and tricks on how to best fundraise using this model! Jordan Kyle, the winner of our inaugural 10-mile race at the 2018 Run, Walk, Roll, shares his take on peer-to-peer fundraising below.

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Looking Ahead: Board Member Andrew Shearn

Board member Andrew Shearn, a third year medical student at IU School of Medicine, is JMF’s youngest board member. He is a long-time participant in JMF programming and events. We asked Andrew to share his perspective as a young professional on a board of directors, and why he believes JMF is making a generational impact on central Indiana children. (Read more about Andrew’s years with the foundation here)

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Unconditional Acceptance: Board Member Tim Gee

Board Member Tim Gee has been an ardent supporter of the Joseph Maley Foundation for over ten years now. Tim, a history teacher at Park Tudor Middle School, has witnessed JMF programming through the eyes of a board member and an educator, giving him a unique perspective on how JMF serves children of ALL abilities. Keep reading to find out why Tim continues to support JMF, and why he thinks others should too.

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Celebrating Our Differences: Board Member Monica Buchheit

For our most recent Board of Directors blog, the Joseph Maley Foundation would like to introduce Monica Buchheit. Monica, an employee at Charles Schwab & Co., is an avid traveler and passionate volunteer, who dedicates her time and energy to helping JMF serve children of ALL abilities. Keep reading to find out why Monica loves volunteering with JMF, and why she comes back year after year to serve on our board.

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A Critical Time: An Interview with Dr. Katherine Soe

For our second blog post of the week (surprise!) – JMF brings you another interview from one of our HOPE Program speakers, Dr. Katherine Soe. Dr. Soe is currently completing her residency training in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry at Indiana University. She is another highly valuable asset to HOPE, and JMF feels lucky to have her not only speak for our mental health program, but also advocate for the foundation as a whole. Keep reading to learn more about Dr. Soe, and her advice for how to begin the conversation of mental health with your child.

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Finding Solutions: An Interview with Dr. Jessica Mayer

While Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week has passed, Mental Health Awareness Month as a whole has not. The Joseph Maley Foundation believes that it is important to continue to share resources on how to begin the conversation of mental health with children, because we believe, like many others, that education is a vital step to ending the stigma around mental illness. For today’s blog post we bring to you an interview of one of our HOPE Program speakers, Dr. Jessica Mayer. Dr. Mayer is a completing her residency training in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry, and is a valuable asset to HOPE. Continue reading to learn more about Dr. Mayer, as well as her thoughts on mental health education for children.

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