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JAY DOOLEY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION THIRD ANNUAL 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
July 19 - July 20, 2013
Holy Cross School, Rumson, NJ 07760
It’s been four years since we founded the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation (JDMF), and we’re thrilled to announce that thanks to the generosity of our friends we have raised over $100,000 in donations. This money has been granted to area schools and nonprofits to fund programs in health and human services, recreation, technology and arts enrichment. Hundreds of children have been given a helping hand in their time of need.
This wonderful feat could not have been possible without Jay’s ever-present spirit watching over the JDMF mission. Inspired by Jay’s love of children, the JDMF is deeply committed to assisting children who may have learning disabilities or suffer from depression by helping their families to ease the economic burden associated with these services, as well as to help their educators by providing in-class support and professional training. Our mission is to address the lack of critical mental and medical health services for families in need and to ease the economic burden associated with these services.
In 2013, we look forward to raising our goal of $100,000 to fill the gaps in programs for children with learning disabilities. With your help, we will “Help Jay Help the Kids”.
Forever in Peace, Always Remembered, Forever Loved.
With heartfelt thanks and appreciation,
The Dooley Family
Please download our Spring/Summer 2013 Newsletter (in PDF format)
Photo: Front Row (l-r): Isabela (Jay’s Niece), Brandon (Jay’s Nephew), Alison (Jay’s Sister) Back Row (l-r): Jay’s Parents Jerry and Margie
The Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation [JDMF], a 501(c)(3) public charity, is deeply committed to assisting children who may have a learning disability or suffer from depression by assisting their family as well as the educators and schools.
The JDMF will address the lack of critical mental and medical health services for families in need and ease the economic burden associated with these services. We will provide financial assistance so families can get proper medical diagnosis and treatment for their special needs child. In addition JDMF will fund programs to educate both parents and special needs teachers for the benefit of their children / students.
JDMF is a family foundation dedicated to the memory of Jay Dooley and the special needs of adolescents within our community. JDMF was created by Jay's parents Jerry and Margie Dooley and his sister Alison Dooley to complete the foundation's mission.
JDMF provides resources for health and educational services for children with disabilities as well as for the educators providing in class support, professional training for in class teachers and assistants, and assist with medical and related expenses for those in need with children with special needs.
The number of children in the United States with learning disabilities has reached almost epidemic proportions. The U.S. Department of Education recently released a report based upon a 2003 study that in New Jersey, 1 in every 3 children has a learning dysfunction. In the United States, about 20 percent of teens will experience teen depression before they reach adulthood. Four and a half million children between the ages of five and seventeen [5-17] have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2006. Because of hard economic times and governmental cut backs and budget constraints, public and private schools are often ill-equipped to address these issues. JDMF will work with schools to provide training for teachers as well as to assist with the development of special needs programs for children with learning disabilities or suffering from depression.