My “Why JMF?”

Meet Our New Staff Members!

The Joseph Maley Foundation is excited to formally announce and introduce seven new staff members, all of which have joined our team in recent months. We can’t wait for you to meet them at some of our upcoming events (Golf Outing, Crew Carwash fundraiser, Butterfly Ball – you’ll see them at some – or all – of these events), but we also want to give you the opportunity to learn a little more about each and every one of these exceptional new additions to our JMF family. 

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Our Summer Interns

With the school year starting, and summer ending, the Joseph Maley Foundation must say farewell to our summer interns. Every year, JMF feels beyond fortunate to have incredible teams of interns to help aid us in all our camps, organization, and planning tasks – and this year was no different. To commemorate a summer of laughs, learning, and serving children of ALL abilities, we’re sharing the favorite JMF memories of our summer interns with you. Keep reading to learn why these interns might miss JMF just as much as we miss them: 

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Board Member: Melissa Gee

Board member Melissa Gee has supported the Joseph Maley Foundation since its founding in 2008 – through her time volunteering for events and programs, and through her generous support as a local business owner. Melissa, a hairstylist of 18 years, and owner of Salon G in Zionsville, loves yoga, relaxing on the beach, and animals. She continues to give to JMF, year after year. Keep reading to learn why.

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Part of the Movement: Board Member Dan Kindler

JMF board member blogs are back! After a brief hiatus, we bring to you an interview with board member extraordinaire, (let’s be honest, they’re ALL extraordinary) Dan Kindler. Dan is a CPA with DeWitt & Shrader P.C., and enjoys golfing, playing tennis, and watching his favorite sports teams (go Hoosiers!). Keep reading to learn about Dan’s hopes for the future of JMF, and why he loves and supports our mission “serving children of ALL abilities”.

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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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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 Movement of Change: Board Member Paul Haut

Meet Paul Haut, Joseph Maley Foundation board member and COO of Riley Children’s Health. Paul is a Pediatric Oncologist and has served on the JMF Board of Director’s since it’s inception. Keep reading to find out why Paul gives his time and support to JMF, and why he thinks others should too!

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Lindsey Hein: 2018 Butterfly Tea Keynote Speaker

We have an extra blog for you this week! Lindsey Hein, mother of four, passionate runner and host of the podcast “I’ll Have Another with Lindsey Hein”, was the 2018 Butterfly Tea keynote speaker. We asked Lindsey to share a bit about her experience as last year’s speaker, and why she supports the Joseph Maley Foundation. Keep reading to find out!

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An Image of Kindness: Board Member Sue Peoni

In continuing with our Board of Director’s themed blogs, we’d like to introduce Sue Peoni. Sue is a dedicated volunteer for the Joseph Maley Foundation, notably for our disABILITY Awareness Program, and was awarded JMF’s 2018 Crystal Butterfly award for her dedication and support of the Foundation. Keep reading to learn why Sue gives so much of her time to JMF, and why she thinks others should too!

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Our Volunteers: Hannah Wleklinski

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? The Joseph Maley Foundation would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our volunteers – whether they give hours or years of service, we are tremendously grateful for the work and passion that they put into helping serve children of ALL abilities. For this week’s blog post we’d like to introduce Hannah Wleklinski. A sophomore at Zionsville High School, and a Joseph Maley Junior Board member, Hannah has spent much of her free time volunteering with multiple nonprofits and organizations, including the Joseph Maley Foundation. Keep reading to learn why Hannah gives so much of her time to JMF, and why she thinks others should too.

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