Murphy Thomas Foundation — It Started With a Boy Named Murphy

The Murphy Thomas Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) organization, was started by Tina Vetter, a mother of a child with Down syndrome and autism, and Tina’s father, Donald Thomas in June 2014. They started the foundation to help fill a void that was in this community, advocacy, information, and placing families with the appropriate provider based on their needs.

In 2017, the Murphy Thomas Group was established to continue the work that the Foundation started, such as the Summer and Winter Camps, advocacy, psychiatric services, medication management, counseling, after school and more. Which allowed the foundation to fine tune it’s mission to help more families in need throughout Ohio.

The Murphy Thomas Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness and money to assist families with their financial needs and allow all adolescents with autism and other disabilities attend Summer Camp. This is accomplished by generous donations and fundraising for MTF. Donald Thomas, the Director of Operations for MTF, along with the Board of Directors, organizes events and fundraising opportunities to allow these types of scholarships.

The MTF’s staff and Board of Directors are always looking for ways to help the community as well. This is done by meeting with politicians, talking to families, lawmakers and more, to advocate for the needs of our kids. We are proud to have amazing relationships with our community. If you would like to donate to this great cause, please consider making a donation today!

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