The Joseph Maley Foundation Fall Celebration highlighted four award recipients in serving children of all abilities.

On Friday, October 21 at Shortridge High School, we hosted our annual JMFall Celebration. Nearly 200 individuals gathered in the historic Caleb Mills Hall to recognize the success of JMF’s seven programs, to celebrate the Foundation’s remarkable volunteers, and to renew and invigorate the Joseph Maley Foundation’s efforts in serving children of all abilities. This year, the Foundation presented four awards to individuals and groups who are planting seeds, and growing miracles.

QDiscovery, an eDiscovery services and solutions company, stood out this year in their commitment to the Foundation and is the recipient of the Distinguished Corporate Partner. In 2013, QDiscovery was a prominent 5K sponsor and has only increased in its support of JMF ever since. Of note, QDiscovery participated in company-wide community service with our Service Day program.


Kim Isakson was presented the Volunteer of the Year award with her unceasing commitment to volunteerism throughout the Foundation. Mother of six, Kim continuously offers her time and talents to assist with the disABILITY Awareness program by volunteering in the classrooms.


Excellence in Service was awarded to Ivette Bruns for her extraordinary dedication to service. Ivette is a JMF Board of Directors Member, who consistently serves on additional committees with the Foundation outside of the Board. An architectural specifier for CSO Architects, Ivette has been the Volunteer Coordinator for the annual JMF 5K for six years.


Each year, the Crystal Butterfly award is presented as the highest honor awarded by the Joseph Maley Foundation. It is given to the individual or individuals who embody the spirit of JMF. Alex Faust was awarded the 2016 Crystal Butterfly for his consistent service with the Joseph Maley Foundation. He has been a volunteer for our JMFitness adaptive and inclusive swimming program for three consecutive years, along with volunteering with the adaptive running program. Alex is an aerospace engineer at 3M Aerospace Technologies, and also serves on our Board of Directors.


Post by Molly Shawhan