Aubrey Wiest

The Kaleidoscope Circle

What do you imagine when you hear the word “kaleidoscope”? A variety of colors – bright and blooming? An array of geometric shapes, each one bleeding into the next? Whatever image you conjure, the kaleidoscope can be described universally as uniquely beautiful. It brings a sense of unity and cohesion to what might otherwise be defined as chaos.

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Board Member Blog: Jared Applegate

JMF board member Jared Applegate is an employee at Barnes and Thornburg LLP, an avid hiker, and loves spending time with his wife and dog! Jared believes deeply in community engagement and volunteerism, and has dedicated his time to serve on the Joseph Maley Foundation’s board. Find out how Jared came to know the Joseph Maley Foundation, and why he has continued to support our mission and programs over the years.

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Saying Farewell: JMF Staff Member Maggie Mestrich

The Joseph Maley Foundation is not just a nonprofit – it is a family, and we hope that everyone who walks through our doors can feel the deep roots of acceptance and love that comes with a family such as ours. 

At JMF we have certainly had our share of great joys and sorrows, but feel blessed that we have experienced these together.  It will come as no surprise then that it can be very difficult when we must say goodbye. 

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Indianapolis Ballet: a Gift that Keeps Giving

This week, JMF families will kick-off the holiday season with a performance of The Nutcracker, and will do so free of charge, due to the generosity of Indianapolis Ballet. JMF is grateful to share this experience with the children and families that we serve, and asked Indy Ballet to answer some questions about why this type of giving is so important to them.

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The Advancement of Inclusion: Board Member Eric Yancy

Eric Yancy has served on JMF’s Board of Directors since the establishment of the Foundation in 2008. He is a pediatrician, with a passion for vocal music, community theatre, and serving children of ALL abilities. Read on to discover why Eric believes deeply in the Joseph Maley Foundation’s mission and programs, and why he thinks others should too.

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Board Member: Kert Toler

Kert Toler is one of JMF’s newest board members! Kert loves to coach and play soccer, and enjoys both his time outdoors, and his time with family. Keep reading to find out why Kert joined JMF’s board, and why he continues to support our mission, “serving children of ALL abilities”.

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Board Member: Lisa Kayes

JMF board member, Lisa Kayes, is a former elementary school teacher with a love for cooking, traveling, and historical fiction. Lisa has been witness to the Joseph Maley Foundation’s inception and continued growth, and is passionate about the work that JMF is doing in the central Indiana community.

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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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