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

Campus Revitalization Project


Jawonio has broken ground on its $18 million redevelopment of our 16-acre campus. The scope of work includes the demolition of several buildings, construction of a two-story, 72,091-square-foot building, construction of three new multipurpose cabins for the Jawonio Summer Education Program ("Camp Jawonio") that will be used for conferences, training and meetings at other times of the year.

Additionally, the New City Rotary Club is sponsoring the Jawonio Therapeutic Nature Path, that will be adjacent to the Summer Education area, and will be a fully accessible outdoor area used for student therapies, education and learning embracing the beauty of the outdoors. 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.

For more information about the New City Rotary Jawonio Nature Path click here!

Please contact our Chief Development Officer, Diana Hess at diana.hess@jawonio.org for a site visit, take a look at the renderings, and receive a copy of the case study.

Upcoming Events

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

“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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