MOUSE celebrating 15 years

MouseLast night I went to a dinner to pass the wand at Mouse.  After ten years the Executive Director, Carole Wacey, has moved on to her next career
move.  In 15 years she was one of two Executive Directors.  The first, Sarah Holloway, who is the Co- founder had that role for 5 years.  Both of those women IMHO are truly  accredited to the success of MOUSE. A new person has been hired to lead the next
charge.  He has big shoes to fill but I am pretty confident that he will bring MOUSE to the next level of excellence.

I was the first Chairperson and I am incredibly proud of
the foundation that I helped build.  Altough I am not on the board I have always stayed very close to MOUSE.  Mouse is and has always been a lean
organization with a group of talented individuals who are top of their field.  It is another key to MOUSE's success.

I know this group well. They are a part of my life that is
near and dear to my heart like no other.  They are friends, colleagues
and people who care just as passionately as I do about education and

On May 20 MOUSE is holding their 15th year anniversary party. I
am beyond humbled to be the honoree of this event.  I have never been
honored before as I am not sure being honored is my thing but for this and my
involvement for the past 15 years I said yes.

So mark the date May 20.    The amount of children that MOUSE has
touched is staggering and I can't help but feel incredibly humbled to be
chosen as the person to head up their 15 year anniversary celebration. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. AbbeyPost

    What a wonderful organization! I hadn’t heard of it before, but I am a member of SUWN, which provides mentorship from succcessful womeb to underprivileged girls. It’s so incredibly rewarding to be able to give back in a way that’s so much more concrete than just numbers on a check.Congratulations on being honored, Joanne. You deserve it!

  2. Steve Chayer

    What a wonderful legacy. Having given three years to my sons’ school’s annual fundraising event and magnifying it’s impact, I understand full well the committment required, the price the chairperson and their family pays. I was pretty proud of myself, that is, until I read this. That you’ve stayed involved for 15 years and circled around to serve as chairperson again, shows me what a real high bar is. You inspire possibility thinking and reexamination.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Not a chair person just a helping hand this time around

  3. pixiedust8

    I am going to check this organization out. It sounds like what a middle school I know needs.

  4. Carole

    Joanne–MOUSE wouldn’t be where we are today without the important role that you have played over the years–as advisor, innovator, colleague–and friend. Thanks so much you have done to support the youth that have been positively impacted by MOUSE–your leadership is a great example for everyone!As a Board member of MOUSE, I am looking forward to celebrating 15 years–and, honoring your many contributions that have helped to ensure that underserved youth can learn, lead and create with technology to support their academic and career success!Thanks for all you do!Carole Wacey

  5. TanyaMonteiro

    Congratulations to you and MOUSE! I’m going to see if we have MOUSE or something similar here in SA. Technology and Education, such powerful tools to give kids.

  6. Erin Newkirk

    Congratulations! Well deserved.

  7. aarondelcohen

    Where do we sign up? I may be away, but we’re believers as you know.

    1. Gotham Gal

      More info coming.

  8. Daniel A. Rabuzzi

    Thank you Joanne for your enduring and deeply impactful engagement with MOUSE. We are all excited to celebrate the 15th, and to honor you for your crucial role in making MOUSE what it is today. MOUSE students are inventing the future (3D printing! serious games! digital storytelling!), using 21st-century skills that will help them create and thrive in the global economy. And that is thanks to your vision and leadership.Daniel A. Rabuzzi