Emmanuelle Schatzmann

Executive Director

Marie-Françoise Delley

Administration and Service Manager

Silvia Ballim

Fundraising Manager

Ellen Weigand

Communication officer

Liselotte Thuring

Fundraising manager

Sylvain Plepp

Finance & HR Manager*

Sébastien Monney

IT* Manager

Emmanuelle Schatzmann

Executive Director

What made me want to work for Just for Smiles- Take action against the isolation and social exclusion of people with disabilities. Say no to indifference and above all say yes to difference. Say yes to tolerance and living together through sport. And finally, to say a big yes to fight on a daily basis to change society and take concrete action so that each person with a disability can live with and among others in respect for his or her difference and free will.An achievement that is close to my heart- In fact, I will cheat and mention three achievements that are close to my heart:(i) Every beautiful smile of our beneficiaries that becomes a powerful and inspiring force for a change of mentalities in our society;(ii) Each donation from our generous donors and sponsors that is capable of creating significant change and a positive impact on the major disability issues of today;(iii) Every gesture, kind-heartedness and all the energy that the Just for Smiles team invests every day to develop this incredible chain of solidarity around disability in Switzerland.My vision of the future for Just for Smiles- To make a lasting difference to the needs of our beneficiaries and to meet the major challenges surrounding disability by strengthening the positioning, financing and visibility of Just for Smiles throughout Switzerland. On behalf of the Foundation, a big thank you to all our donors and supporters who allow us to continue to reduce the still very real inequalities, and encourage us to launch new initiatives through sport.

Phone

+41 26 663 40 36

Marie-Françoise Delley

Administration and Service Manager

What made me want to work for Just for SmilesBringing happiness to participants and giving them the opportunity to enjoy the thrills of the activities we offer.An achievement that is close to my heart The smiles on their faces and the memories that will stay with them for ever.My vision of the future for Just for SmilesI’d like to see the Foundation receiving more donations to secure the long-term future of its activities and allow it to offer new ones.

Phone

+41 26 663 40 36

Silvia Ballim

Fundraising Manager

What made me want to work for Just for Smiles ?Life doesn't treat everyone the same and with Just for Smiles I can contribute to something that makes the impossible possible. Every person with a disability should be able to enjoy the joys of life.An achievement that is close to my heartThat Just for Smiles is in the heads of all donors.My vision of the future for Just for SmilesJust for Smiles shall become a human model that everyone is aware of and we should continue to develop new projects to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Phone

+41 26 663 40 36

Ellen Weigand

Communication officer

What motivated me to work for Just for Smiles
- I was immediately enthusiastic about the idea of offering my knowledge and professional experience and skills to a non-profit foundation whose desire and values of inclusion and diversity for all people with disabilities I share and defend.
An achievement that is particularly close to my heart
- After having succeeded in attracting a large media response to the Just for Smiles sailing activity last summer (2022), I would like to continue to arouse the media's interest in all the activities proposed by our foundation. My aim is to make them more widely known to the general public, in French and German-speaking Switzerland, as well as to institutions and donors. This will be done through all the communication channels at my disposal.
My vision for the future of Just for Smiles
- That the outreach of Just for Smiles continues to grow in order to bring emotions and smiles to more and more people with disabilities in our country.

Phone

+41 26 663 40 36

Liselotte Thuring

Fundraising manager

What motivated me to work for Just for SmilesIt's joining a solidary team that makes a common cause live for many years, and it's a real chance. Working on projects where the human being is at the centre and giving so much meaning.An achievement that is particularly close to my heartThis is a trip I took a long time ago when I was a student. I raised funds to help a dispensary in India, in Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges, by selling an encyclopaedia at the Geneva Book Fair.When I went to India, I had a real culture shock. Extreme poverty, in which I quickly found my place by seeing the inhabitants and their children so generous and full of smiles.My vision for the future of Just for SmilesAs a recent graduate in Sustainable Development Management - Environment, Society and Governance (ESG), I want to highlight the societal contribution by individuals and companies, to enable a wider offer to beneficiaries. The increase in demand requires more funds to offer many more smiles.

Phone

+41 26 663 40 36

Sylvain Plepp

Finance & HR Manager*

What motivated me to work for Just for Smiles- To allow my profession (which is mostly in the shadows) to bring some light into this world. To put my skills at the disposal of a cause that is working for good.An achievement that is particularly close to my heart- Participating in the development of Just for Smiles. To contribute to this beautiful cause through careful, coherent and transparent work.My vision for the future of Just for Smiles- That the reach of Just for Smiles continues to grow.* Authorised representative

Sébastien Monney

IT* Manager

(*) Authorised representative

500 000

SEVERELY DISABLED PEOPLE IN SWITZERLAND

4 120

PARTICIPANTS IN OUR ACTIVITIES IN 2022

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About the foundation

Gliding through the snow, riding the waves, taking in the fresh air of the great outdoors, experiencing the exhilaration of speed: Just for Smiles is a Foundation with a public interest status that gives children, teenagers and adults with restricted mobility the opportunity to enjoy all the excitation and freedom of outdoor activities.

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