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New Staff Member: Haley Pace

Here at the Joseph Maley Foundation we are always excited about growth. As we continue to grow, as our programs continue to widen their reach, and as our program partners and schools continue to reach higher numbers, we are acutely aware of the impact that our staff is making through their work. Our growth as a foundation can always be traced back to one of our now fourteen staff members, and whenever that staff grows larger, we want to share our excitement with all of you. In 2019 we have gained a new staff member: Haley Pace. Haley started as an intern for JMF in the fall of 2018, and is now a Program Associate working under our disABILITY Awareness and HOPE programs. Read more to learn about her experience with JMF and why she is excited to be a staff member!

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A Global Impact: Board Member Carole McAteer

For our second Board of Director’s blog post of the year, we’re introducing Carole McAteer. An early member of the Joseph Maley Foundation’s board, Carole has come back to help us serve children of all abilities once more, and we couldn’t be happier to have her. Keep reading to learn more about what brought Carole to JMF in the beginning, and what’s bringing her back now.

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Board Member: Mike Fox

As we continue JMF’s year of stories, we want to share with you all the unique stories of our board members. Why they came to support JMF, why they stay, and why they dedicate their time to serving children of all abilities. For our first board member blog post we asked Mike Fox, one of our newest members, to share his journey to JMF.

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National Braille Literacy Awareness Month: A Look at Local Resources

January is National Braille Literacy Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than to help spread awareness about the local braille resources that are available here in Indianapolis. Did you know that the Indiana State Library, located in downtown Indy, houses The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL)?

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Saturday Stories

I’ve always been a sucker for a good story. I think maybe it was because my dad had so many – the kind of stories that make you belly-laugh and spend the after-dinner portion of a holiday begging for a re-telling, if only to stave off that sink full of dishes for a half hour longer.

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Doing What’s Necessary: Melanie Evans, Dr. Kosmas Kayes Educator’s Scholarship Recipient 2018

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means we are preparing for the second semester of the school year with our program partners. As our program staff jumps back into the classroom, the Joseph Maley Foundation would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the educators – the teachers, counselors, and administrators, who work so tirelessly to impact their students in a meaningful way.

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Almost Full Circle

Andrew Shearn has recently joined the Joseph Maley Foundation Board of Directors, a role that is beginning to bring him full circle since his days on the Junior Board.  Andrew shares his goals and favorite memory of JMF in our most recent interview.

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Continuing The Journey

Cardinal Ritter senior Grant Eifert continues his Joseph Maley Foundation journey as he joins the staff as our newest intern this fall. Grant will focus his duties on preparations for the 2019 Run, Walk, Roll, and will assist JMF programs as those needs arise. We are excited to welcome Grant to the Center in his new role!

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“Exactly Where I Need to Be”

Anna Fon joins the Joseph Maley Foundation as a Program Associate. In her first weeks working with new colleagues and puppeteers, she says she is, “exactly where I need to be.”

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Learning Curves with the Run, Walk, Roll

Events and Communications Manager Courtney Basso moved into a new role this year at the Joseph Maley Foundation after serving as the Junior Board Director since 2015. In this interview, she discusses her passion for working with JMF and some of the challenges and trials she faced in her new position. As part of her role, Courtney was the leading figure of this year’s 5K+10-Miler Run, Walk, Roll. She discusses her emotions and thoughts before, during, and after the event, shedding some light on all of the nuances associated with planning the the Run, Walk, Roll.

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