Joseph Maley Foundation
Joseph Maley was a young man who accepted all without judgment. Born with physical and cognitive disabilities, and never having the ability to speak, he nonetheless touched others with his resilience, spirit, smile, and hugs. Joseph planted the seeds of acceptance in the individuals he encountered.
Joseph passed away at age 18 from leukemia, but his legacy lives on through the Joseph Maley Foundation, started in 2008 by his parents—John and Vivian—and brothers—Tony, Dominic, Frank, and Gino. Established with the mission of serving children of all abilities, the Foundation inspires individuals to accept and serve others.
Today, the Foundation encompasses five programs that serve the whole child and those who directly affect the child, including parents, siblings, friends, educators, health professionals, and community leaders. Our programs are: disABILITY Awareness, HOPE, Joseph Maley Friends, Joseph Maley Fitness, Joseph Maley Family Support.
Joseph’s spirit is manifested in each program. His legacy and this Foundation empower children to know they can have a positive impact in the world. The Joseph Maley Foundation continues to plant seeds and grow miracles in the children and families who participate in our programs.