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Jay Kolodne, Nonprofit Management Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Spring 2015

Jay Kolodne was a Nonprofit Management Apprentice with RespectAbility during the Spring and Summer of 2015. He was responsible for social media output on Facebook and Twitter. He also assisted in fundraising and contact expansion. Koldone is a graduate of Montgomery College. Born with Spina Bifida and learning disabilities, he overcame many challenges and obtained a degree in General Studies. While in school, he worked in the athletic department as an office assistant. He enjoys volunteering, especially at his faith organization. Koldone helps people asking for assistance by setting them up with appropriate organizations.

Kolodne also served as an Apprentice during the Summer 2015 and Summer 2016 Cohorts.


RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Learn more about the National Leadership Program and apply for the next cohort! Contact [email protected] for more information.



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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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