Board Members

  • Kim Caniano, Co-President
  • Kathy Sisto, Co-President
  • Colleen Blaxill
  • Kerry Conmy
  • Debi DeLorenzo
  • Edana Desatnick
  • Elizabeth Geraghty
  • Linda Horton
  • Brenda Patnick
  • Andrea Szott
  • Jean Wadsworth

Our Purpose

Thirty years ago, The Friends of Matheny, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, was formed by a small group of volunteers in the surrounding community. The dedication and hard work of its members has resulted in multiple awards.

Over the years, the Friends of Matheny have funded the renovation of the lobby in the main building and a new lobby in The Robert Schonhorn Arts Center; a courtyard garden and waiting area in the Center of Medicine and Dentistry; purchased numerous accessible vans; purchased adaptive and therapeutic equipment; outfitted Matheny sports teams; provided funding for students to attend special events and performances; and much, much more.

The Friends of Matheny depend on your support through shopping at the Second Chance Shop, attending a special event or a donation of time or money. The amazing things that the Friends provide for the children and young adults at Matheny cannot happen without you.

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Awards We’ve Received

Seal of the County of Somerset

Somerset County Disabled Advocacy Award

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Outstanding Community Organization (NJ Assn. Fundraising Professionals)

Spirit of Somerset Award

Spirit of Somerset Award STAR Awards

Miles for Matheny Volunteers

How Can I Get Involved?

We’re always excited to make new Friends!

  • Stop by a board meeting to meet the team and learn more about the organization.
  • Fill out our volunteer form so we can contact you about opportunities that arise.
  • Pick up a shift at our Second Chance Thrift Shop in Gladstone.

We can’t wait to see you! Call 908-234-0011 ext.1282 or fill out our form with the button below.