Increased time at home has given plenty of people a chance to reconnect with old talents and hobbies, or discover new ones. In this week’s blog, we take a look at some of the hidden talents of our JMF staff!
Are you stuck trying to plan fun, safe Halloween activities for your family this year? This Halloween might look different from year’s past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! So for this week’s blog, we turned to some of our staff members to see what they’re doing to celebrate the holiday, AND stay safe.
Bri Dimit is a modern day bard; Her stories focus on the everyday lives of the bravest people – her own community – whom she elevates with her song. Bri is a Storytelling Musician and Speaker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. This week, on July 15 at 8 AM EST, Linking Indy Women presents: The Story Starts with You featuring guest speaker Bri Dimit. Tickets are $10 and will be donated to the Joseph Maley Foundation.
The Joseph Maley Foundation believes that education is the cornerstone of building a more inclusive, accepting, and empathetic community. Many of our programs, like disABILITY Awareness and HOPE, center on in-school education efforts, to start by reaching children at the beginning of their educational journey. Now, in our twelfth year as a Foundation, JMF is expanding our educational focus, to reach not just children – but the adults that directly impact them, and those who have a presence in the professional workforce.
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.
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.
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.
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!