Emmanuelle Schatzmann

Foundation director

Marcel Finker

Branch Manager

Silvia Ballim

Senior Development Manager

Csaba Antal

Senior Development Manager

Yolande Galley

Head of office

Corinne Manco

Communication Manager

Marie-Françoise Delley

Assistant – Activity planning

Emmanuelle Schatzmann

Foundation director

Took up post in 2019

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 79 964 82 32

Marcel Finker

Branch Manager

Took up post in 2016

What made me want to work for Just for Smiles
Every smile on the face of a child or young person proves to me that I made the right decision when I signed up for this cause. These smiles make me want to do even more.

An achievement that is close to my heart
I’d like to see the success seen over the last ten years in French-speaking Switzerland replicated in German-speaking Switzerland as quickly as possible.

My vision of the future for Just for Smiles
A lead organisation that improves the quality of life of disabled people.

Phone

+41 79 452 76 54

Silvia Ballim

Senior Development Manager

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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 heart
That Just for Smiles is in the heads of all donors.

My vision of the future for Just for Smiles
Just 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

Csaba Antal

Senior Development Manager

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What made me want to work for Just for Smiles ?
The charitable work of the Just for Smiles Foundation convinces me. I would like to make an active contribution to the further development of the Foundation.

An achievement that is close to my heart
The commitment of renowned institutions to Just for Smiles so far proves that the work of the Foundation is seen from outside as meaningful and necessary.

My vision of the future for Just for Smiles
The common conviction that we are committed to helping people with disabilities will also lead to the desired success in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

Yolande Galley

Head of office

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What made me want to work for Just for Smiles
Every morning I wake up eager to go to work, happy to be able to put a smile on the faces of those taking part in the Foundation’s activities. Seeing faces light up, hearing squeals of joy – what a magnificent reward for the whole Just for Smiles team!

An achievement that is close to my heart
Personally, I think the 2016 Estavayer project was incredible! Weeks of training, complicity, dedication, respect and, above all, the grand climax of entering the arena, cheered on by more than 25,000 spectators!!! All these people who surpassed themselves to present a wrestling display, proving that anything is possible, even for disabled people. A magical experience that will remain etched in the memories of everyone who took part in this outstanding event.

My vision of the future for Just for Smiles
It is my sincere hope that we’ll be able to develop activities throughout German-speaking Switzerland. Today, all the lights are green, enabling many people on the other side of the Sarine river to enjoy the outdoor activities offered by the Foundation.

Phone

+41 79 286 63 79

Corinne Manco

Communication Manager

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What made me want to work for Just for Smiles
The Just for Smiles Foundation puts the human being at the center of all concerns. Being able to offer smiles, strong emotions and unforgettable memories to young people with disabilities is a wonderful project. I am glad to be able to contribute to it.

An achievement that is close to my heart
To sustain current activities, to be able to offer new ones and make sure that even more young people can benefit from them.

My vision of the future for Just for Smiles
Young people with disabilities should be able to access all forms of leisure more easily. Promoting social integration and offering the same opportunities to all should not be a wishful thinking, but rather become a reality on the ground.
The activities of the Foundation must help to change attitudes towards disability.

Phone

+41 79 615 38 20

Marie-Françoise Delley

Assistant – Activity planning

Took up post in 2016
What made me want to work for Just for Smiles
Bringing 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 Smiles
I’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

500 000

SEVERELY DISABLED PEOPLE IN SWITZERLAND

4 807

PARTICIPANTS IN OUR ACTIVITIES IN 2018

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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IBAN
CH63 0483 5048 2364 2100 0

Post
10-789167-7

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Adress

Route de Lucens 143
CH-1527 Villeneuve

+41 26 663 40 36
info@justforsmiles.ch