About the Jawonio Foundation

The Jawonio Foundation's mission is to support the programs and services of Jawonio as the premiere provider of lifespan services for people with developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges and chronic medical needs.

The Jawonio Foundation is a registered 501c3 organization. Donations are accepted through grants, individual and private donations as well as corporate sponsorship.
A miracle happens at Jawonio every single day. We see it. Our children and adults experience it. Their families are heartened by it. Bolstered by this, and the accomplishments of our nearly 70 years, we are confident that our many friends will come together with businesses, foundations and other sources to create a philanthropic partnership of historic proportions. In so doing they will join with us in creating a future in which the miracles are commonplace, and lives are changed, immeasurably enhanced every day.

Jill A. Warner, LCSW Executive Director/CEO

New City Rotary Jawonio Nature Trail

Jawonio holds a six-week summer education program where student therapies, education and learning take place on the grounds around the classrooms. This newly designed nature path that will support children with special needs all along the way and will expand classrooms outdoors by making nature more accessible.

Campus Revitalization Project

We are planning an $18 million redevelopment of our 16-acre campus. The scope of work, which would occur in five phases, includes the demolition of several buildings, relocation of three wooden cabins, addition of 379 parking spots, construction of a two-story, 72,091-square-foot building and a 4,000-square-foot cabin.

Upcoming Events

Learn about upcoming event dates and about how you can get involved.


Partner with Jawonio

Pledge your support and be a part of the future of healthcare delivery to people with special needs and disabilities.

“Our mission has remained steadfast. We are determined to provide broad-based solutions for the people we serve and be a place of respite for these individuals and their families. It is no longer possible to do this optimally without a facility that allows us to gather our many services collaboratively under one roof, in a setting commensurate with the quality of our programs, the people who provide them, and every child and adult who receives them.”

Madelon Berger, Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Jawonio

More ways to show you care

Jawonio Foundation Team

Diana Hess

Chief Development Officer
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Molly Gibeau-Griffin

Irene Goldstein

Development Associate/Event Coordinator
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Dana Ferraro

Communications & Development Coordinator/ Volunteer Coordinator
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Thank you to our Grant Sponsors

William T. Morris Foundation
Mindworks Charitable Lead Trust
Arthur Moskoff Estate
Seventh Masonic District Foundation
Gregory Charles Ryan Charitable Trust
Sineads Green Heart Foundation Inc
Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation
Ronald & Joan David Foundation
Joseph & Anthony Maio Wellness Foundation
Harvey & Ruth Gelfenbein Foundation
New York Yankees Foundation
Rockland Community Foundation
Owens Group Foundation
Renaissance Charitable Foundation