Staff

Halloween 2020: How Our Staff is Celebrating

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.

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Meet Gino Maley

JMF is excited to introduce our newest staff member, Gino Maley! Gino has been with the Foundation since June of this year, and is our new Communications Associate. Keep reading to learn more about Gino and his role at JMF.

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Bri Dimit: JMF Staff Member and Storytelling Musician

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.

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Professional Development with 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.

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Say Hello to Our New Staff!

January is almost over, but we don’t want the first month of 2020 to slip by without properly introducing JMF’s newest staff members! Keep reading to hear what they’ve learned, what they’re most excited for, and why they’ve chosen to join the JMF family.

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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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Meet Our New Staff Members!

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. 

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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.

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Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Julie Friedman

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!

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HOPE: Where We Are Now with Allison Boyll

The Joseph Maley Foundation’s HOPE Program continues to evolve to better help students, teachers, and our program partners begin the journey of mental health education in their community. In order to understand the program’s evolution and why certain changes were made, we sat down with JMF staff member Allison Boyll to talk with her about the past year, and where HOPE is now.

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