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.
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.
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”.
Even though the 11th annual Run, Walk, Roll has passed us by, we’re STILL so excited about all the great moments and memories that were made at this year’s race! We want to make sure that you can share in those moments as well, so for this week’s blog post, we’re shouting out our top race performers, top fundraisers, and sharing some of the wonderful photos from race day.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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)