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Trick-or-Treating for Children of ALL Abilities

We’re creeping closer and closer to Halloween night, and the inevitable trick-or-treating that comes with this spooky holiday. To prepare for a night of fun, the Joseph Maley Foundation has compiled a list of trick-or-treat events that are for children of ALL abilities. Plus, some tricks and tips YOU can use to make your neighborhood’s annual trick-or-treat more inclusive!

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JMF in Action: Board Member Tom Spreacker

Board member, Tom Spreacker, is a three-time JMF Chili Cook-Off champ; a Specialist Account Executive at Dell Technologies; and a lover of bee-keeping, boating, and the Joseph Maley Foundation. Tom shares a board seat with his wife, Lisa (read Lisa’s blog here), and has long supported JMF’s mission and programs. Keep reading to learn how Tom has witnessed JMF’s impact in action, over and over again.

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Butterfly Ball: How to Participate in this Year’s Silent Auction from Afar

We are just two days away from the Joseph Maley Foundation’s Butterfly Ball. Can’t join us for the festivities on Saturday? No worries! You can still participate in our silent auction. Read on to find instructions for downloading and setting up your mobile bidding app, and a sneak peek at some of our auction items and raffle prizes. If you have any questions, please contact JMF’s Event Manager, Courtney Basso: cbasso@josephmaley.org

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All You Need to Know About the JMF and Crew Carwash Fundraiser

This weekend the Joseph Maley Foundation is partnering with Crew Carwash for a fundraiser that you won’t want to miss! On Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, you can get a FREE FastWax with any donation to the Joseph Maley Foundation, and with the purchase of any wash. Keep reading to find answers to some of the frequently asked questions we’ve been receiving about this event:

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Planting Seeds: Board Member Lisa Spreacker

Board member Lisa Spreacker is a Clinical Database Testing Lead for Covance Central Laboratories, and sits on the JMF Board of Directors with her husband, Tom. She’s a lover of reading, quilting, and traveling – and JMF! Keep reading to hear the stories of impact that she has seen over her years with the Foundation:

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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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Connection, Understanding, and a Voice: An Interview with Joseph Maley Family Support Manager Liz Freisen

This week the Joseph Maley Foundation has shared the stories of our Family Support Program. From the Fishers, a family in desperate need for help with their daughter Zoey’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), to the connection with program sponsor Connor Reporting. We’re finishing the week with insights from Joseph Maley Family Support Manager, Liz Freisen. Read on to learn how the Family Support Program is growing, and about the impact this program has on central Indiana families.

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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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