This Thanksgiving, we ask our JMF Staff what they are grateful for as they are surrounded by food, fun, friends, and family.

Always thankful for life’s countless blessings, the Joseph Maley Foundation Staff shares what they are extra-grateful for this year.

“I am thankful for the JMF connections that continue to positively influence children of all abilities, families, and programs like HOPE!” – Jen Money-Brady, HOPE Director

“I am thankful for Frankie this year – my sweet baby boy!” – Jane Seib, Curriculum and Service Programs Director

“I am ever thankful for the people that make JMF so life-giving: the students we teach, the athletes we run with, the children we serve, the supporters we cultivate, and the family we have made.” – Molly Shawhan, Communications Director

“I am thankful for all of the amazing people that I have met through JMF. Their stories enrich my life daily and inspire me to continue to serve people of all abilities.” – Julie Friedman, disABILITY Awareness Director

“I am thankful that JMF is able to offer sport opportunities to everyone. Everyone deserves to have sport stories growing up and I’m thankful I get to provide those chances to families.” – Cory Hernandez, JMFitness Director

“I am thankful for the wonderful people in my life who daily exemplify genuine love and acceptance!” – Allison Boyll, Assistant Director

“JMF is a vital and life-giving extension of my family. I am thankful to be surrounded by the love and service of my JMF family members!” – Courtney Basso, Junior Board Director

“Smiles was the first word that popped into my head. I am thankful for the smiles and connections both with my new JMF co-workers and the families we serve!” – Mary Bowman, JMFamily Advocacy Program Coordinator

“I am immeasurably grateful for the health of my family and our happiness together this year. I am also thankful to work with an organization like JMF that is effecting meaningful positive change in our community.” – Maggie Mestrich, Development Director

“I am thankful for this extraordinary life I’ve been able to live. The many people I have met and experiences I have had. Life is one fun rollercoaster.” – Dustin Hergert, Assistant Program Coordinator

“Especially grateful for the EXTRAORDINARY young people in the JMFriends Puppet Troupe I work with everyday!” – Connie Young, JMFriends Director

“There’s a saying someone shared with me after Joseph died… ‘Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.’ So thinking about that and having John answer with me… We are thankful that thousands of children of all abilities are being served in Joseph’s name and memory.” – Vivian and John Maley, Co-Founders and Executive Director (Vivian)